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re: C# events as asynchronous streams with ReactiveX or Channels VIEW POST

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re: Do you have any practical examples where someone would want to do this?
 

It's a good question. In theory, I imagine it could be any code that needs to process a sequence of events, e.g., collecting data from an IoT device or processing stock market updates. For use cases like these, we would probably want to use a bounded channel or something like BufferBlock<T> as event buffer on the producer side, to prevent the queue from growing indefinitely.

In practice though, I myself so far only have used that for automated coded UI testing, in the scenario I briefly mention here. In that case, the consumer of IAsyncEnumerable stream is essentially a pseudo-linear script (thanks to async/await) that just expects UI events in a particular order. I.e., it doesn't even need an await foreach loop. I'll go into more details about that with another blog post.

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