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On Sun, 21 Jun 1998, John Kodis wrote:

> status = sys$qio(
> READ_OPCODE, fd, buffer, sizeof(buffer),
> <lots of other parameters that I've long since forgotten>,
> ast_function, ast_parameter, ...);
>
> The read would get posted, and when complete the ast_function would
> get called with the ast_parameter in the context of the process that
> posted the QIO. This provided a powerful and easy-to-use method of
> dealing with async IO. It's one of the few VMS features that I wish
> Unix supported.

Yep, this was very cool. I used it for great effect in a MUD game I wrote
on VAX/VMS 5.1 yonks ago at university.

Cheers,
Alex
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