Copyright (c) 2010-2012 Bas van Dijk & Roel van Dijk BSD3 (see the file LICENSE) Bas van Dijk , Roel van Dijk Trustworthy Haskell98

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Description

Standard threads extended with the ability to wait for their return value.

This module exports equivalently named functions from Control.Concurrent (and GHC.Conc). Avoid ambiguities by importing this module qualified. May we suggest:

import qualified Control.Concurrent.Thread as Thread ( ... )


The following is an example how to use this module:

import qualified Control.Concurrent.Thread as Thread ( forkIO, result )

main = do (tid, wait) <- Thread.forkIO \$ do x <- someExpensiveComputation
return x
doSomethingElse
x <- Thread.result =<< wait
doSomethingWithResult x


Synopsis

forkIO :: IO a -> IO (ThreadId, IO (Result a)) Source #

Like Control.Concurrent.forkIO but returns a computation that when executed blocks until the thread terminates then returns the final value of the thread.

forkOS :: IO a -> IO (ThreadId, IO (Result a)) Source #

Like Control.Concurrent.forkOS but returns a computation that when executed blocks until the thread terminates then returns the final value of the thread.

forkOn :: Int -> IO a -> IO (ThreadId, IO (Result a)) Source #

Like Control.Concurrent.forkOn but returns a computation that when executed blocks until the thread terminates then returns the final value of the thread.

forkIOWithUnmask :: ((forall b. IO b -> IO b) -> IO a) -> IO (ThreadId, IO (Result a)) Source #

Like Control.Concurrent.forkIOWithUnmask but returns a computation that when executed blocks until the thread terminates then returns the final value of the thread.

forkOnWithUnmask :: Int -> ((forall b. IO b -> IO b) -> IO a) -> IO (ThreadId, IO (Result a)) Source #

Like Control.Concurrent.forkOnWithUnmask but returns a computation that when executed blocks until the thread terminates then returns the final value of the thread.

# Results

type Result a = Either SomeException a Source #

A result of a thread is either some exception that was thrown in the thread and wasn't catched or the actual value that was returned by the thread.

result :: Result a -> IO a Source #

Retrieve the actual value from the result.

When the result is SomeException the exception is thrown.