A value of type 'a Lazy.t is a deferred computation, called a suspension, that has a result of type 'a. The special expression syntax lazy (expr) makes a suspension of the computation of expr, without computing expr itself yet. "Forcing" the suspension will then compute expr and return its result.

Note: lazy_t is the built-in type constructor used by the compiler for the lazy keyword. You should not use it directly. Always use Lazy.t instead.

Note: Lazy.force is not thread-safe. If you use this module in a multi-threaded program, you will need to add some locks.

Note: if the program is compiled with the -rectypes option, ill-founded recursive definitions of the form let rec x = lazy x or let rec x = lazy(lazy(...(lazy x))) are accepted by the type-checker and lead, when forced, to ill-formed values that trigger infinite loops in the garbage collector and other parts of the run-time system. Without the -rectypes option, such ill-founded recursive definitions are rejected by the type-checker.

type 'a t = 'a lazy_t
val typerep_of_t : 'a Typerep_kernel.Std.Typerep.t -> 'a t Typerep_kernel.Std.Typerep.t
val typename_of_t : 'a Typerep_kernel.Std.Typename.t -> 'a t Typerep_kernel.Std.Typename.t
include Monad.S with type t := 'a t
exception Undefined
val force : 'a t -> 'a
force x forces the suspension x and returns its result. If x has already been forced, Lazy.force x returns the same value again without recomputing it. If it raised an exception, the same exception is raised again. Raise Undefined if the forcing of x tries to force x itself recursively.
val force_val : 'a t -> 'a
Like force except that if the computation of x raises an exception, it is unspecified whether force_val x raises the same exception or Undefined.
val from_fun : (unit -> 'a) -> 'a t
from_fun f is the same as lazy (f ()) but slightly more efficient.
val from_val : 'a -> 'a t
from_val v returns an already-forced suspension of v This is for special purposes only and should not be confused with lazy (v).
val is_val : 'a t -> bool
is_val x returns true if x has already been forced and did not raise an exception.
val t_of_sexp : (Sexplib.Sexp.t -> 'a) -> Sexplib.Sexp.t -> 'a t
val sexp_of_t : ('a -> Sexplib.Sexp.t) -> 'a t -> Sexplib.Sexp.t
val compare : ('a -> 'a -> int) -> 'a t -> 'a t -> int
val bin_t : 'a Bin_prot.Type_class.t -> 'a t Bin_prot.Type_class.t
val bin_read_t : 'a Bin_prot.Read.reader -> 'a t Bin_prot.Read.reader
val __bin_read_t__ : 'a Bin_prot.Read.reader -> (int -> 'a t) Bin_prot.Read.reader
val bin_reader_t : 'a Bin_prot.Type_class.reader -> 'a t Bin_prot.Type_class.reader
val bin_size_t : 'a Bin_prot.Size.sizer -> 'a t Bin_prot.Size.sizer
val bin_write_t : 'a Bin_prot.Write.writer -> 'a t Bin_prot.Write.writer
val bin_writer_t : 'a Bin_prot.Type_class.writer -> 'a t Bin_prot.Type_class.writer