Definition of concurrency primitives.
- author David Teller
The light-weight type of a lock, i.e. a construction which may be used to guarantee that a section will not be interrupted by another thread.
This light-weight type is independent of the underlying locking mechanism and can be used if you do not know whether your code will run with vmthreads, Posix threads, coThreads, etc.
val create : enter:(unit -> unit) -> leave:(unit -> unit) -> lock
Create a lock from a pair of locking/unlocking functions
- parameter enter
Enter critical section.
- parameter leave
Leave critical section. .
val nolock : lock
A lock which does nothing.
val synchronize : (unit -> lock) -> ('a -> 'b) -> 'a -> 'b
synchronize locker f returns a function
f' which behaves as
f but whose executions are protected by one lock obtained from
locker. The same lock will be reused for all subsequent uses of
synchronize Mutex.make f is a new function whose executions will by synchronized by a new lock. Conversely,
synchronize (const my_lock) f is a new function whose executions will be synchronized by an existing lock
val sync : lock -> ('a -> 'b) -> 'a -> 'b
Specialized version of
sync lock f behaves as
synchronize (const lock) f but slightly faster
module type BaseLock = sig ... end
A signature for modules which implement locking.
module type Lock = sig ... end