|Basic concurrency stuff.|
|myThreadId :: IO ThreadId|
|Returns the ThreadId of the calling thread (GHC only).|
|killThread :: ThreadId -> IO ()|
killThread terminates the given thread (GHC only). Any work already done by the thread isn't lost: the computation is suspended until required by another thread. The memory used by the thread will be garbage collected if it isn't referenced from anywhere. The killThread function is defined in terms of throwTo:
killThread tid = throwTo tid (AsyncException ThreadKilled)
|throwTo :: ThreadId -> Exception -> IO ()|
throwTo raises an arbitrary exception in the target thread (GHC only).
throwTo does not return until the exception has been raised in the target thread. The calling thread can thus be certain that the target thread has received the exception. This is a useful property to know when dealing with race conditions: eg. if there are two threads that can kill each other, it is guaranteed that only one of the threads will get to kill the other.
|par :: a -> b -> b|
|pseq :: a -> b -> b|
|yield :: IO ()|
|The yield action allows (forces, in a co-operative multitasking implementation) a context-switch to any other currently runnable threads (if any), and is occasionally useful when implementing concurrency abstractions.|
|labelThread :: ThreadId -> String -> IO ()|
labelThread stores a string as identifier for this thread if you built a RTS with debugging support. This identifier will be used in the debugging output to make distinction of different threads easier (otherwise you only have the thread state object's address in the heap).
|threadDelay :: Int -> IO ()|
The threadDelay operation will cause the current thread to suspend for a given number of microseconds (GHC only).
Note that the resolution used by the Haskell runtime system's internal timer together with the fact that the thread may take some time to be rescheduled after the time has expired, means that the accuracy is more like 1/50 second.
|threadWaitRead :: Int -> IO ()|
|Block the current thread until data is available to read on the given file descriptor (GHC only).|
|threadWaitWrite :: Int -> IO ()|
|Block the current thread until data can be written to the given file descriptor (GHC only).|
|data MVar a|
|newMVar :: a -> IO (MVar a)|
|Create an MVar which contains the supplied value.|
|newEmptyMVar :: IO (MVar a)|
|Create an MVar which is initially empty.|
|takeMVar :: MVar a -> IO a|
|putMVar :: MVar a -> a -> IO ()|
|tryTakeMVar :: MVar a -> IO (Maybe a)|
|A non-blocking version of takeMVar. The tryTakeMVar function returns immediately, with Nothing if the MVar was empty, or Just a if the MVar was full with contents a. After tryTakeMVar, the MVar is left empty.|
|tryPutMVar :: MVar a -> a -> IO Bool|
|A non-blocking version of putMVar. The tryPutMVar function attempts to put the value a into the MVar, returning True if it was successful, or False otherwise.|
|isEmptyMVar :: MVar a -> IO Bool|
Check whether a given MVar is empty.
Notice that the boolean value returned is just a snapshot of the state of the MVar. By the time you get to react on its result, the MVar may have been filled (or emptied) - so be extremely careful when using this operation. Use tryTakeMVar instead if possible.
|addMVarFinalizer :: MVar a -> IO () -> IO ()|
|Add a finalizer to an MVar (GHC only). See Foreign.ForeignPtr and System.Mem.Weak for more about finalizers.|
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