re: C# Async Await, Simply VIEW POST

re: Hi, I appreciate your comment - and you are partially correct. It's up to the scheduler to determine if a new thread is needed. It may or may not ...

It is a bit more than that actually. Your example demonstrates parallel computation not asynchrony. Task.Run never creates asynchronous code, whether the scheduler decides to run it immediatly on the same thread, or to schedule it on a worker.

It is understandable to be confused since most of us (me included) started to use tasks when async/await got out. But the Task type was originally created for parallel computing with the TPL (hence why it is in a System.Threading sub-namespace). Asynchronous task (also called future or promise in other languages) should have used a different type but the .Net team decided to reuse Task for that purpose. It does lead to a unified model where we can combine both, but it also adds to the confusion.

I think a better example would be to use sockets or file asynchronous reading/writing, which doesn't involve any threads.

Thanks for the explanation (and the link) Nicolas :) you really taught me something valuable today.

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