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Question: Where to start future implementation for Redis? #151

rstub opened this Issue Jun 12, 2017 · 1 comment


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rstub commented Jun 12, 2017

In doFuture's vignette it says:

There is currently no known future implementation and therefore no known [doFuture] alternative to the [doRedis] packages.

I think a future implementation based on Redis would be very interesting. Could you give me a hint where to start such an implementation?


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HenrikBengtsson commented Jan 5, 2018

Hi, this one slipped for many reasons - one being I'm not a regular/savvy user of Redis. One solution would be to implement a future backend on top of the rrqueue package, which builds upon Redis.

The very rough outline would be to create a RrqueueFuture class that extends the Future class (or possibly the MultiprocessFuture class) and implements a run() that launch/spawn to rrqueue, a resolved() that checks with rrqueue whether the task is done, and a value() that collects the value from rrqueue. It looks like rrqueue already has functions for those mechanisms, so it could be that a first prototype would only require a very shallow set of wrappers.

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