asynchronous socket writing

Brian Maher maherb at brimworks.com
Thu Mar 11 15:02:15 CET 2010


On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 4:53 AM, Marc Lehmann <schmorp at schmorp.de> wrote:
> They are non-blocking when the underlying fd is non-blocking, they are
> never asynchronous.

What is the difference between non-blocking and asynchronous?  I
thought these words where synonyms, and wikipedia seems to think so
too:

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asynchronous_I/O

Just trying to understand.

Thanks,
-Brian

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