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As we already defined above, An asynchronous function, also called a promise, is a function which returns a future and arranges for this future to be eventually resolved. As we already saw, an asynchronous function is usually written in terms of other asynchronous functions, for example we saw the function
slow() which waits for the existing asynchronous function
sleep() to complete, and then returns 3:
The most basic building block for writing promises is the promise object, an object of type
promise<T> has a method
future<T> get_future() to returns a future, and a method
set_value(T), to resolve this future. An asynchronous function can create a promise object, return its future, and the
set_value method to be eventually called - which will finally resolve the future it returned.
CONTINUE HERE. write an example, e.g., something which writes a message every second, and after 10 messages, completes the future.