async-refresh: Package implementing core logic for refreshing of expiring data.

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This package can be used for refreshing of expiring data according to a user-provided action. Using callbacks, the user can decide how she or he would like to be informed about data refreshing.

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      • Async
        • Control.Concurrent.Async.Refresh


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Versions [RSS] 0.1.7, 0.2.0,,
Dependencies base (>=4.7 && <5), formatting, lens, lifted-async, monad-control, monad-logger, safe-exceptions, stm, text [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Copyright (c) 2017 Moritz Schulte
Author Moritz Schulte
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Uploaded by mtesseract at 2017-04-11T12:58:05Z
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Readme for async-refresh-0.1.7

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This is Haskell library implementing the logic for refreshing of expiring data according to user-provided actions.


  • Create a new configuration using newAsyncRefreshConf, providing the action to be used for data refreshing.

  • Adjust the configuration using the asyncRefreshConfSet* functions, in particular using asyncRefreshConfSetCallback.

  • Use newAsyncRefresh to initiate a new thread managing the asynchronous refreshing.


The following IO action produces a TVar which is updated every ten seconds to contain the current time (wrapped in an Either SomeException, because refreshing may fail).

periodicTimeUpdater :: IO (TVar (Either SomeException UTCTime))
periodicTimeUpdater = runStderrLoggingT $ do
  timeStore <- liftIO $ newTVarIO (Left (toException NotFound))
  let conf = newAsyncRefreshConf (RefreshResult <$> liftIO getCurrentTime <*> pure Nothing)
        & asyncRefreshConfSetLabel "CurrentTime updated every 10 seconds"
        & asyncRefreshConfSetDefaultInterval (10 * 10^3)
        & asyncRefreshConfSetCallback (liftIO . atomically . writeTVar timeStore . fmap refreshResult)
  _ <- newAsyncRefresh conf
  return timeStore