33 Concurrency support library [thread]

33.10 Futures [futures]

33.10.1 Overview [futures.overview]

[futures] describes components that a C++ program can use to retrieve in one thread the result (value or exception) from a function that has run in the same thread or another thread.
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These components are not restricted to multi-threaded programs but can be useful in single-threaded programs as well.
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