strict-concurrency-0.2.4: Strict concurrency abstractions

Portabilitynon-portable (concurrency)




Unbounded, element-strict channels. Elements will be evaluated to WHNF on entering the channel. For some concurrency applications, this is more desirable than passing an unevaluted thunk through the channel (for instance, it guarantees the node willl be evaluated to WHNF in a worker thead).

Element-strict channes may potentially use more memory than lazy channels


The Chan type

data Chan a Source

Chan is an abstract type representing an unbounded FIFO channel.


newChan :: NFData a => IO (Chan a)Source

Build and returns a new instance of Chan.

writeChan :: NFData a => Chan a -> a -> IO ()Source

Write a value to a Chan.

readChan :: NFData a => Chan a -> IO aSource

Read the next value from the Chan.

dupChan :: NFData a => Chan a -> IO (Chan a)Source

Duplicate a Chan: the duplicate channel begins empty, but data written to either channel from then on will be available from both. Hence this creates a kind of broadcast channel, where data written by anyone is seen by everyone else.

unGetChan :: NFData a => Chan a -> a -> IO ()Source

Put a data item back onto a channel, where it will be the next item read.

isEmptyChan :: NFData a => Chan a -> IO BoolSource

Returns True if the supplied Chan is empty.

Stream interface

getChanContents :: NFData a => Chan a -> IO [a]Source

Return a lazy list representing the contents of the supplied Chan, much like System.IO.hGetContents.

writeList2Chan :: NFData a => Chan a -> [a] -> IO ()Source

Write an entire list of items to a Chan.