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suspend(+Goal, +Prio, +CondList, -Susp)

Delay the Goal as suspension Susp and wake it with priority Prio as soon as one of the specifications in CondList occurs.
Goal
A callable term.
Prio
An integer.
CondList
A term of the form Vars->Cond or trigger(Atom) or a list of such terms.
Susp
A free variable used to return the created suspension.

Description

The specified goal Goal is suspended (a suspension is created and returned as Susp) and it is woken with the priority Prio as soon as one trigger conditions specified in CondList arises.

The Prio argument determines the priority with which the Goal will be scheduled when woken. It can be a positive number between 1 and 12, or zero, in which case the priority defaults to the priority setting of the predicate which is called in Goal.

CondList is one term or a list of terms of the form Vars->Cond. The condition Cond is either the name of a predefined suspension list or the specification of a suspension list in one of the variable's attributes. The predefined suspension lists are inst (for instantiation), bound (bound to another variable) and constrained (any constraining attribute modification). The general specification has the form

    Vars->moduleName:(suspListName of attrStruct)
which can be abbreviated (if moduleName and attrStruct are identical) to

    Vars->moduleName:suspListName
The following are examples for valid conditions:

    Vars->inst
    Vars->constrained
    Vars->fd:min
    Vars->fd:(min of fd)
A specification of the form trigger(Atom) states that the goal should be woken by a symbolic trigger, ie. by a matching invocation of the built-in schedule_suspensions/1. The name of the trigger can be an arbitrary atom.

Modes and Determinism

Modules

This predicate is sensitive to its module context (tool predicate, see @/2).

Exceptions

(6) out of range
CondList is ill-formed.

Examples

[eclipse]: suspend(writeln(hello), 2, X->inst, Susp),
        get_suspension_data(Susp, goal, Goal),
        get_suspension_data(Susp, module, Module).

X = X
Goal = writeln(hello)
Susp = 'SUSP-_321-susp'
Module = eclipse

Delayed goals:
        writeln(hello)
yes.

[eclipse]: suspend(writeln(hello), 2, X->inst, Susp),
        kill_suspension(Susp),     % killed before woken
	X=1.

Susp = 'SUSP-_308-dead'
X = 1
yes.

See Also

demon / 1, make_suspension / 3, insert_suspension / 3, suspend / 3, attach_suspensions / 2