reactiveX vs Async
Joseph L. Casale
jcasale at activenetwerx.com
Wed Jan 11 20:11:32 EST 2017
>> There is the recent flurry around the new async additions to python
> I meant to add: “… which I dont pretend to understand…”
Try these links on for size:
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh242982(v=vs.103).aspx which links to
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh242983(v=vs.103).aspx near the end.
That summarizes the conceptual difference pretty well imho. It's also summarized on
the .NET versions GitHub page: https://github.com/Reactive-Extensions/Rx.NET#a-brief-intro
I think you can summarize RX as a framework whereas async/await can be used without
significant buy-in (Overlook the "async top down or none at all" best practice sound bite).
That is, you can artificially convert a synchronous method into a threaded operation and
have it executely asynchronously while you do something else and wait on it for completion
at somne other time.
However, I have only used the .NET implementations.
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