transient-0.6.3: composing programs with multithreading, events and distributed computing

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data EVar a Source #


EVar (TChan (StreamData a)) 

newEVar :: TransIO (EVar a) Source #

creates an EVar.

Evars are event vars. writeEVar trigger the execution of all the continuations associated to the readEVar of this variable (the code that is after them).

It is like the publish-subscribe pattern but without inversion of control, since a readEVar can be inserted at any place in the Transient flow.

EVars are created upstream and can be used to communicate two sub-threads of the monad. Following the Transient philosophy they do not block his own thread if used with alternative operators, unlike the IORefs and TVars. And unlike STM vars, that are composable, they wait for their respective events, while TVars execute the whole expression when any variable is modified.

The execution continues after the writeEVar when all subscribers have been executed.

Now the continuations are executed in parallel.


cleanEVar :: EVar a -> TransIO () Source #

delete al the subscriptions for an evar.

readEVar :: EVar a -> TransIO a Source #

read the EVar. It only succeed when the EVar is being updated The continuation gets registered to be executed whenever the variable is updated.

if readEVar is re-executed in any kind of loop, since each continuation is different, this will register again. The effect is that the continuation will be executed multiple times To avoid multiple registrations, use cleanEVar

writeEVar :: EVar a -> a -> TransIO () Source #

update the EVar and execute all readEVar blocks with "last in-first out" priority

lastWriteEVar :: MonadIO m => EVar a -> a -> m () Source #

write the EVar and drop all the readEVar handlers.

It is like a combination of writeEVar and cleanEVar