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task: Add more tips + links to spawn_blocking docs #4150

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I'm working on some code which heavily uses spawn_blocking
to run synchronous code, and it took me a while to find and understand
the relevant APIs and patterns here.

First, basically no real world case will spawn
a closure that takes no parameters, so
change the first example to pass an input value, mutate it, and
receive the result.

Let's link to the channel blocking APIs, and provide a small example
of that too.

This also mentions SyncIoBridge now.


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@Darksonn Darksonn added A-tokio Area: The main tokio crate M-blocking Module: tokio/task/blocking T-docs Topic: documentation labels Oct 4, 2021
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Darksonn commented Oct 5, 2021

The CI failure is because your PR is written on top of an old master from May.

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OK I updated this and also added a link to the result from #4146 - so marking draft until that merges.

I'm working on some code which heavily uses `spawn_blocking`
to run synchronous code, and it took me a while to find and understand
the relevant APIs and patterns here.

First, basically no real world case will spawn
a closure that takes no parameters, so
change the first example to pass an input value, mutate it, and
receive the result.

Let's link to the channel blocking APIs, and provide a small example
of that too.

This also mentions `SyncIoBridge` now.
@cgwalters cgwalters marked this pull request as ready for review October 26, 2021 15:18
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cgwalters commented Oct 26, 2021

OK rebased 🏄 and now links to the SyncIOBridge from #4146

Specifically related to this subthread - I would say that the existing bridging toplevel doc is actually mostly about the inverse case of creating a tokio runtime for a portion of a largely synchronous codebase, whereas the goal of this PR is to help explain how to use some synchronous code inside a largely asynchronous codebase.

I created tokio-rs/website#621 to link back to this one.

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@Darksonn Darksonn merged commit 268ed5e into tokio-rs:master Oct 26, 2021
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