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I found the slides of his talk there: https://meetingcpp.com/tl_files/2014/talks/executors-meetingcpp.pdf

In one of the last pages, he is talking about the "async desaster" (which I, as a non-native speaker, read as "async disaster"). What disaster was he referring to exactly?

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  • I would have said the same, but there's no reference to 'disaster' either elsewhere in his talk so I'm not sure. Mind you, the conference has "platin sponsors" so I think the whole thing is non-native English!
    – gbjbaanb
    Nov 5, 2015 at 9:09
  • Indeed. I have no doubt he was meaning "disaster". I wonder about the technical details. Nov 5, 2015 at 9:16
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    Note that in that slide, async is written in the code font. He's referring specifically to the async function, which was a hastily added high-level threading facility added to C++11, basically just so there would be one, which has poorly specified semantics and thus isn't that useful for real-world programs in my experience. He's probably referring to that. Nov 5, 2015 at 10:12
  • @SebastianRedl: I hadn't thought of this one. I thought he was talking about the C# thing. But what you say makes more sense. Nov 5, 2015 at 10:18

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