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Writing concurrent code is becoming more and more important to leverage the parallelism of multic...
Writing concurrent code is becoming more and more important to leverage the parallelism of multicore architectures. The C++11 library introduced futures and promises as a first step towards task-based programming. However, the C++ support of concurrency is still very limited. Other languages, like C# and Python, provide some forms of resumable functions or coroutines and in C#, the async/await pattern enables to write functions that suspend their execution while waiting for a computation or I/O to complete.This talk will describe a proposal for the addition of resumable function and async/await in C++17. We will focus on the implementation of resumable function on Windows, and we’ll play with a first prototype of their implementation in the Visual Studio 2015 Preview. Finally, we will see how resumable functions can also be used to implement (lazy) generators, similar to the one provided by "yield" statements in C#.