The Delphi Geek – Futures in the OTL were not planned – they just happened. In fact, they are so new that you won’t find them in the SVN. (Don’t worry, they’ll be committed soon.) As a matter of fact, I always believed that futures must be supported by the compiler. That changed few weeks ago when somebody somewhere (sorry, can’t remember the time and place) asked if they can be implemented in the OmniThreadLibrary. That question made me rethink the whole issue and I found out that not only it’s possible to implement them without changing the compiler – the implementation is almost trivial! In the OTL 2.0 ...
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