async continuations #148
Like in http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee728598(VS.100).aspx#Y640, the ability to tell the hoster that the controller isn't done yet, but will be resumed later again, Something like the Asyncmanagers in the article. One could use this to make long(ish) calls not block a whole thread for a long time.
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+1? This isn't bloody facebook
The first step in this is unifying our hosting on top of OWIN. Tthere won't be any noticeable change to the end users, but it will give us a model "at the bottom" which async can then be built on top of.
If you have concrete use cases for async (the main/only one currently is a service that calls multiple other external services), then feel free to chip in on the discussion thread: https://groups.google.com/d/topic/nancy-web-framework/lxug2_SO2jg/discussion