Module Semaphore

module Semaphore: sig .. end
Author(s): Markus Mottl <>

type 'a t 
Type of semaphores
val init : 'a option -> 'a t
init v initializes a semaphore with an optional value v. If it is Some x, then Semaphore.wait will return immediately with x, otherwise it will block until Semaphore.signal is called.
val signal : 'a t -> 'a -> unit
signal sem v allows one thread blocked in Semaphore.wait on semaphore sem to continue. The semaphore will then block again further threads.
val wait : 'a t -> 'a
wait sem blocks the calling thread on semaphore sem if it was not initialized with Some x or not signalled before. The semaphore is reset to None, i.e. calling wait again will block unless the semaphore was signalled inbetween.
val get : 'a t -> 'a option
get sem
Returns None if semaphore is not set, Some value otherwise. The semaphore is reset to None, and a subsequent wait will block again.
val look : 'a t -> 'a option