create_loop: Private event loops

Description Usage Arguments Details

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Description

Normally, later uses a global event loop for scheduling and running functions. However, in some cases, it is useful to create a private event loop to schedule and execute tasks without disturbing the global event loop. For example, you might have asynchronous code that queries a remote data source, but want to wait for a full back-and-forth communication to complete before continuing in your code – from the caller's perspective, it should behave like synchronous code, and not do anything with the global event loop (which could run code unrelated to your operation). To do this, you would run your asynchronous code using a private event loop.

Usage

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create_loop(parent = current_loop(), autorun = NULL)

destroy_loop(loop)

exists_loop(loop)

current_loop()

with_temp_loop(expr)

with_loop(loop, expr)

global_loop()

Arguments

parent

The parent event loop for the one being created. Whenever the parent loop runs, this loop will also automatically run, without having to manually call run_now() on this loop. If NULL, then this loop will not have a parent event loop that automatically runs it; the only way to run this loop will be by calling run_now() on this loop.

autorun

This exists only for backward compatibility. If set to FALSE, it is equivalent to using parent=NULL.

loop

A handle to an event loop.

expr

An expression to evaluate.

Details

create_loop creates and returns a handle to a private event loop, which is useful when for scheduling tasks when you do not want to interfere with the global event loop.

destroy_loop destroys a private event loop.

exists_loop reports whether an event loop exists – that is, that it has not been destroyed.

current_loop returns the currently-active event loop. Any calls to later() or run_now() will use the current loop by default.

with_loop evaluates an expression with a given event loop as the currently-active loop.

with_temp_loop creates an event loop, makes it the current loop, then evaluates the given expression. Afterwards, the new event loop is destroyed.

global_loop returns a handle to the global event loop.


later documentation built on Aug. 18, 2021, 5:08 p.m.