stm-2.4.2: Software Transactional Memory

Portabilitynon-portable (requires STM)
Safe HaskellSafe-Inferred



TSem: transactional semaphores.



data TSem Source

TSem is a transactional semaphore. It holds a certain number of units, and units may be acquired or released by waitTSem and signalTSem respectively. When the TSem is empty, waitTSem blocks.

Note that TSem has no concept of fairness, and there is no guarantee that threads blocked in waitTSem will be unblocked in the same order; in fact they will all be unblocked at the same time and will fight over the TSem. Hence TSem is not suitable if you expect there to be a high number of threads contending for the resource. However, like other STM abstractions, TSem is composable.