[Ace-users] [ace-users] Associate state/context with asynchronous socket read/write operations

Douglas C. Schmidt schmidt at dre.vanderbilt.edu
Fri Jan 25 22:13:51 CST 2008

Hi Andi,

>I'm new to ACE and I'm trying to use ACE and the proactor pattern for
>some asynchronous data transfers with TCP and UDP. 

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> My main question at
> the moment is whether there is any way to associate a state or context
> with the asynchronous operation.

Sure - you can use the Asynchronous Completion Token pattern for this.
Please see the discussion of this pattern in the POSA2 book
<www.cs.wustl.edu/~schmidt/POSA/POSA2/> for details.

>When I start the async write or read, I would like to associate some
>state object with that call that I could retrieve again in the
>handle_read_stream or handler_write_stream either from the asynch
>result or from ACE somehow.

Please see Chapter 8 of C++NPv2 <www.cs.wustl.edu/~schmidt/ACE/book2/>
for an overview of the Proactor pattern.


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