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From Jerry Chen <je...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [libcloud] libcloud roadmap and plans for the future
Date Mon, 07 Feb 2011 03:58:42 GMT

On Feb 6, 2011, at 9:57 PM, Jed Smith wrote:

> At the risk of sounding dense, how does asynchronous benefit the
> library as a whole? It seems like a (potential) benefit for storage,
> but not compute.
> 
> Almost every use case on the compute side is, by nature, blocking.
> Create a node, delete a node, list nodes - the calling application or
> library is going to wait on these. On the other hand, there is a
> benefit to the storage side in that the calling app can put a file
> asynchronously. Am I reading this correctly, or is there something I'm
> missing?
> 
> I think in this case implementing asynchronous behavior is going to be
> important to a subset of users. Right now, storage isn't finished, so
> it poses no benefit to current use cases, does it? Are there a bunch
> of cases where a transition to a callback model would benefit the
> calling app? Would it be more effective for the calling application to
> wrap libcloud in an asynchronous framework if it so desires
> 
> I'm just not seeing the benefit, that's all.

I don't think we need async capabilities in Libcloud either.

Cheers,
Jerry


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