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Asynchronous Programming in Rust

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Product type Book
Published in Feb 2024
Publisher Packt
ISBN-13 9781805128137
Pages 306 pages
Edition 1st Edition
Languages
Author (1):
Carl Fredrik Samson Carl Fredrik Samson
Profile icon Carl Fredrik Samson

Table of Contents (16) Chapters

Preface 1. Part 1:Asynchronous Programming Fundamentals
2. Chapter 1: Concurrency and Asynchronous Programming: a Detailed Overview 3. Chapter 2: How Programming Languages Model Asynchronous Program Flow 4. Chapter 3: Understanding OS-Backed Event Queues, System Calls, and Cross-Platform Abstractions 5. Part 2:Event Queues and Green Threads
6. Chapter 4: Create Your Own Event Queue 7. Chapter 5: Creating Our Own Fibers 8. Part 3:Futures and async/await in Rust
9. Chapter 6: Futures in Rust 10. Chapter 7: Coroutines and async/await 11. Chapter 8: Runtimes, Wakers, and the Reactor-Executor Pattern 12. Chapter 9: Coroutines, Self-Referential Structs, and Pinning 13. Chapter 10: Creating Your Own Runtime 14. Index 15. Other Books You May Enjoy

Coroutines, Self-Referential Structs, and Pinning

In this chapter, we’ll start by improving our coroutines by adding the ability to store variables across state changes. We’ll see how this leads to our coroutines needing to take references to themselves and the issues that arise as a result of that. The reason for dedicating a whole chapter to this topic is that it’s an integral part of getting async/await to work in Rust, and also a topic that is somewhat difficult to get a good understanding of.

The reason for this is that the whole concept of pinning is foreign to many developers and just like the Rust ownership system, it takes some time to get a good and working mental model of it.

Fortunately, the concept of pinning is not that difficult to understand, but how it’s implemented in the language and how it interacts with Rust’s type system is abstract and hard to grasp.

While we won’t cover absolutely everything about pinning in...

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