`module Deferred: ``Deferred`

type`'a`

t =`('a, Execution_context.t) Raw_deferred.t`

A deferred is a value that will become determined asynchronously. A deferred can be
"undetermined" or "determined". A deferred that is undetermined may at some point
become determined with value v, and will henceforth always be determined with value
v.

`val sexp_of_t : ``('a -> Sexplib.Sexp.t) -> 'a t -> Sexplib.Sexp.t`

type`'a`

detailed =`'a t`

`val sexp_of_detailed : ``('a -> Sexplib.Sexp.t) -> 'a detailed -> Sexplib.Sexp.t`

`sexp_of_t t f`

returns a sexp of the deferred's value, if it is determined, or an
informative string otherwise.
This is just for display purposes. There is no `t_of_sexp`

.

`val create : ``('a Ivar.t -> unit) -> 'a t`

`create f`

calls `f i`

, where `i`

is empty ivar. `create`

returns a deferred that
becomes determined when `f`

fills `i`

.`val upon : ``'a t -> ('a -> unit) -> unit`

`upon t f`

will run `f v`

at some point after `t`

becomes determined with value
`v`

.`val peek : ``'a t -> 'a option`

`peek t`

returns `Some v`

iff `t`

is determined with value `t`

.`val is_determined : ``'a t -> bool`

`is_determined t`

returns `true`

iff `t`

is determined.`include Monad`

Deferreds form a monad.

`t >>= f`

returns a deferred t' that waits until t is determined to have
value v, at which point it waits for f v to become determined with value
v', to which t' will become determined.

`return v`

returns a deferred that is immediately determined with value
v.

Note that

upon t f

is more efficient than

ignore (t >>= (fun a -> f a; Deferred.unit))

because `upon`

, unlike `>>=`

does not create a deferred to hold the result.

For example, one can write a loop that has good constant factors with:

let rec loop () = upon t (fun a -> ... loop () ... )

The same loop written with `>>=`

would allocate deferreds that would be immediately
garbage collected. (In the past, this loop would have also used linear space in
recursion depth!)

In general, for deferreds that are allocated by `>>=`

to be garbage collected quickly,
it is sufficient that the allocating bind be executed in tail-call position of the
right-hand side of an outer bind.

module Infix:`sig`

..`end`

`val unit : ``unit t`

`unit`

is a deferred that is always determined with value `()`

`val never : ``unit -> 'a t`

`never ()`

returns a deferred that never becomes determined`val both : ``'a t -> 'b t -> ('a * 'b) t`

`both t1 t2`

becomes determined after both `t1`

and `t2`

become determined.`val all : ``'a t list -> 'a list t`

`all ts`

returns a deferred that becomes determined when every t in ts
is determined. The output is in the same order as the input.`val all_unit : ``unit t list -> unit t`

Like

`all`

, but ignores results of the component deferredsmodule Array:`Deferred_sequence`

`with type 'a t = 'a array`

module List:`Deferred_sequence`

`with type 'a t = 'a list`

module Queue:`Deferred_sequence`

`with type 'a t = 'a Queue.t`

module Map:`Deferred_map`

`with type ('k, 'v) t = ('k, 'v) Map.Poly.t`

`val whenever : ``unit t -> unit`

`whenever t`

ignores t completely. It is like `Fn.ignore`

, but is
more constrained because it requires a deferred.
If you want to ignore `t : 'a t`

, then do `whenever (Deferred.ignore t)`

.

We chose to give `whenever`

type `unit t`

rather than `'a t`

to catch errors
where a value is accidentally ignored.

`type ``'a`

choice

`choice`

is used to produce an argument to `enabled`

or `choose`

. See below.`val choice : ``'a t -> ('a -> 'b) -> 'b choice`

`val enabled : ``'b choice list -> (unit -> 'b list) t`

`enabled [choice t1 f1; ... choice tn fn;]`

returns a deferred `d`

that becomes
determined when any of the `ti`

become determined. The value of `d`

is a function `f`

that when called, for each `ti`

that is enabled, applies `fi`

to `ti`

, and returns a
list of the results. It is guaranteed that the list is in the same order as the
choices supplied to `enabled`

, but of course it may be shorter than the input list if
not all `ti`

are determined.`val choose : ``'b choice list -> 'b t`

`choose choices`

is `enabled choices >>| (fun f -> List.hd_exn (f ()))`

.
That is:
`choose [choice t1 f1; ...; choice tn fn]`

returns a deferred `t`

that becomes determined with value `fi ai`

after some
`ti`

becomes determined with value `ai`

. There is no guarantee that the `ti`

that becomes determined earliest in time will be the one whose value
determines the `choose`

. Nor is it guaranteed that the value in `t`

is the
first value (in place order) from `choices`

that is determined at the time `t`

is examined.

For example, if you write

choose ```
choice t1 (fun () -> `X1);
choice t2 (fun () -> `X2);
```

>>> function
| `X1 -> e1
| `X2 -> e2

It may be the case that both `d1`

and `d2`

become determined, yet the code
`e2`

actually runs.

`val choose_ident : ``'a t list -> 'a t`

`choose_ident l`

= `choose (List.map l ~f:(fun t -> choice t ident))`

. That is,
`choose_ident`

is a choice among deferreds of the same type.`val repeat_until_finished : ``'state ->`

('state -> [ `Finished of 'result | `Repeat of 'state ] t) ->

'result t

`repeat_until_finished initial_state f`

repeatedly runs `f`

until `f`

returns
``Finished`

. The first call to `f`

happens immediately when `repeat_until_finished`

is called.`val debug_space_leaks : ``int option Pervasives.ref`

Set

`debug_space_leaks`

to `Some n`

to trigger assertion failures when single deferred
has more than `n`

handlers waiting for it to be filled. Note that if `n`

is
less than 2, we may not trigger all assertion failures.