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get_suspension_data(?Susp, +Name, -Value)

Access properties of suspended goals.
A suspension or variable.
An atom.
A variable.


This built-in is used to access the contents of the abstract suspension data type. If applied to an already executed (dead) suspension it fails, unless the state information is requested.

The accessible properties of a suspension are:

    Name            Type        Value
    goal            Term        Suspended goal
    module          Atom        Context module
    qualified_goal  Atom:Term   Lookup module and goal
    priority        Integer     Waking priority
    invoc           Integer     Invocation number (debugging)
    state           Integer     0 (sleeping), 1 (scheduled), 2 (dead)
Note that a suspension is not a standard logical data structure and can only be manipulated in a restricted way. In particular, a suspension cannot be printed (e.g. using writeq/1,2) and then read back, giving a term identical to the one that was printed.

Modes and Determinism

Fail Conditions

Fails if Susp is uninstantiated or if the suspension is already dead and Name is not 'state'


(4) instantiation fault
Name is not instantiated.
(5) type error
Susp is not a suspension.
(5) type error
Name is instantiated but not an atom.
(6) out of range
Name is not the name of a suspension property.


    [eclipse 4]: make_suspension(writeln(hello), 5, S),
        get_suspension_data(S, priority, P),
        get_suspension_data(S, goal, G),
        get_suspension_data(S, module, M),
        get_suspension_data(S, qualified_goal, QG),
        get_suspension_data(S, invoc, I),
        get_suspension_data(S, state, Z).

    P = 5
    G = writeln(hello)
    M = eclipse
    QG = eclipse : writeln(hello)
    I = 0
    S = 'SUSP-_162-susp'
    Z = 0
    Delayed goals:

    [eclipse 2]: suspend(writeln(hello), 3, X->inst, S),
        get_suspension_data(S, state, Z0),
        call_priority((X=1,true,get_suspension_data(S, state, Z1)), 2),
        get_suspension_data(S, state, Z2).

    Z0 = 0
    X = 1
    Z1 = 1
    S = 'SUSP-_161-dead'
    Z2 = 2

See Also

delayed_goals / 1, kill_suspension / 1, make_suspension / 3, get_priority / 1, call_priority / 2, suspend / 3, suspensions / 1, current_suspension / 1, set_suspension_data / 3