[Twisted-Python] Deferred documentation rewrite
ddwiggins at advpubtech.com
Tue Aug 4 14:30:12 EDT 2009
Andrew Francis wrote:
> Simple definition: In a synchronous call, the caller blocks until a result is ready. Upon return the next statement is executed (barring something like an exception). In an asynchronous call, the caller does not wait for a result and continues.
Just a thought on terminology: in the syncrhonous situation, A calls B;
in async, A initiates (or triggers) B. The intent here is to remove any
connotation that A might wait for a response. In line with this, B
isn't a function or method, it's a task, unit of work, process, ...
For what it may be worth...
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