Enable ThreadPool to support tasks that return values.

Authored by zturner on Jun 13 2018, 12:29 PM.


Enable ThreadPool to support tasks that return values.

Previously ThreadPool could only queue async "jobs", i.e. work
that was done for its side effects and not for its result. It's
useful occasionally to queue async work that returns a value.
From an API perspective, this is very intuitive. The previous
API just returned a shared_future<void>, so all we need to do is
make it return a shared_future<T>, where T is the type of value
that the operation returns.

Making this work required a little magic, but ultimately it's not
too bad. Instead of keeping a shared queue<packaged_task<void()>>
we just keep a shared queue<unique_ptr<TaskBase>>, where TaskBase
is a class with a pure virtual execute() method, then have a
templated derived class that stores a packaged_task<T()>. Everything
else works out pretty cleanly.

Differential Revision: https://reviews.llvm.org/D48115

llvm-svn: 334643