Sample variables are slightly different from a normal MVar:
- Reading an empty SampleVar causes the reader to block.
(same as takeMVar on empty MVar)
- Reading a filled SampleVar empties it and returns value.
(same as takeMVar)
- Writing to an empty SampleVar fills it with a value, and
potentially, wakes up a blocked reader (same as for putMVar on
- Writing to a filled SampleVar overwrites the current value.
(different from putMVar on full MVar.)
|Build a new, empty, SampleVar
|Build a SampleVar with an initial value.
|If the SampleVar is full, leave it empty. Otherwise, do nothing.
|Wait for a value to become available, then take it and return.
|Write a value into the SampleVar, overwriting any previous value that
Returns True if the SampleVar is currently empty.
Note that this function is only useful if you know that no other
threads can be modifying the state of the SampleVar, because
otherwise the state of the SampleVar may have changed by the time
you see the result of isEmptySampleVar.
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