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Copyright (c) The University of Glasgow 2001
License BSD-style (see the file libraries/base/LICENSE)
Maintainer [email protected]
Stability experimental
Portability non-portable (concurrency)
Safe Haskell Safe
Language Haskell2010


Simple quantity semaphores.

Simple Quantity Semaphores

data QSem Source

QSem is a quantity semaphore in which the resource is acquired and released in units of one. It provides guaranteed FIFO ordering for satisfying blocked waitQSem calls.

The pattern

  bracket_ waitQSem signalQSem (...)

is safe; it never loses a unit of the resource.

newQSem :: Int -> IO QSem Source

Build a new QSem with a supplied initial quantity. The initial quantity must be at least 0.

waitQSem :: QSem -> IO () Source

Wait for a unit to become available

signalQSem :: QSem -> IO () Source

Signal that a unit of the QSem is available

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