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boost/asio/use_future.hpp

//
// use_future.hpp
// ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
//
// Copyright (c) 2003-2017 Christopher M. Kohlhoff (chris at kohlhoff dot com)
//
// Distributed under the Boost Software License, Version 1.0. (See accompanying
// file LICENSE_1_0.txt or copy at http://www.boost.org/LICENSE_1_0.txt)
//

#ifndef BOOST_ASIO_USE_FUTURE_HPP
#define BOOST_ASIO_USE_FUTURE_HPP

#if defined(_MSC_VER) && (_MSC_VER >= 1200)
# pragma once
#endif // defined(_MSC_VER) && (_MSC_VER >= 1200)

#include <boost/asio/detail/config.hpp>
#include <memory>

#include <boost/asio/detail/push_options.hpp>

namespace boost {
namespace asio {

/// Class used to specify that an asynchronous operation should return a future.
/**
 * The use_future_t class is used to indicate that an asynchronous operation
 * should return a std::future object. A use_future_t object may be passed as a
 * handler to an asynchronous operation, typically using the special value @c
 * boost::asio::use_future. For example:
 *
 * @code std::future<std::size_t> my_future
 *   = my_socket.async_read_some(my_buffer, boost::asio::use_future); @endcode
 *
 * The initiating function (async_read_some in the above example) returns a
 * future that will receive the result of the operation. If the operation
 * completes with an error_code indicating failure, it is converted into a
 * system_error and passed back to the caller via the future.
 */
template <typename Allocator = std::allocator<void> >
class use_future_t
{
public:
  /// The allocator type. The allocator is used when constructing the
  /// @c std::promise object for a given asynchronous operation.
  typedef Allocator allocator_type;

  /// Construct using default-constructed allocator.
  BOOST_ASIO_CONSTEXPR use_future_t()
  {
  }

  /// Construct using specified allocator.
  explicit use_future_t(const Allocator& allocator)
    : allocator_(allocator)
  {
  }

  /// Specify an alternate allocator.
  template <typename OtherAllocator>
  use_future_t<OtherAllocator> operator[](const OtherAllocator& allocator) const
  {
    return use_future_t<OtherAllocator>(allocator);
  }

  /// Obtain allocator.
  allocator_type get_allocator() const
  {
    return allocator_;
  }

private:
  Allocator allocator_;
};

/// A special value, similar to std::nothrow.
/**
 * See the documentation for boost::asio::use_future_t for a usage example.
 */
#if defined(BOOST_ASIO_MSVC)
__declspec(selectany) use_future_t<> use_future;
#elif defined(BOOST_ASIO_HAS_CONSTEXPR) || defined(GENERATING_DOCUMENTATION)
constexpr use_future_t<> use_future;
#endif

} // namespace asio
} // namespace boost

#include <boost/asio/detail/pop_options.hpp>

#include <boost/asio/impl/use_future.hpp>

#endif // BOOST_ASIO_USE_FUTURE_HPP