package moonpool

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Channels are pipelines of values where threads can push into one end, and pull from the other end.

Unlike Moonpool.Blocking_queue, channels are designed so that pushing never blocks, and pop'ing values returns a future.

  • since 0.3
type 'a or_error = 'a Fut.or_error
type 'a t

Channel carrying values of type 'a.

val create : unit -> 'a t

Create a channel.

exception Closed
val push : 'a t -> 'a -> unit

push chan x pushes x into chan. This does not block.

  • raises Closed

    if the channel is closed.

val pop : 'a t -> 'a Fut.t

Pop an element. This returns a future that will be fulfilled when an element is available.

  • raises Closed

    if the channel is closed, or fails the future if the channel is closed before an element is available for it.

val try_pop : 'a t -> 'a option

try_pop chan pops and return an element if one is available immediately. Otherwise it returns None.

val pop_block_exn : 'a t -> 'a

Like pop, but blocks if an element is not available immediately. The precautions around blocking from inside a thread pool are the same as explained in Fut.wait_block.

val close : _ t -> unit

Close the channel. Further push and pop calls will fail. This is idempotent.

val pop_await : 'a t -> 'a

Like pop but suspends the current thread until an element is available. See await for more details.

  • since 0.3

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