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open_tagged_receiver(+Tag, +SendPort, ?ReceivePort)

Create a receiver for one or more tagging senders
Tag
an arbitrary term
SendPort
a tagged-send-port structure
ReceivePort
a tagged-receive-port structure or a variable

Description

This predicate either creates a new receive port and connects it to an existing tagged-send port, or connects an existing receive port to an additional existing tagged-send port. The new receive port will receive all messages that are sent via the send port after the receiver has been opened. Any messages that were sent before the receiver was opened will not be received by this receiver.

Messages that arrive on ReceivePort from SendPort will get tagged with Tag, i.e. the received message will be a structure of the form

    	Tag : Message
    
If several senders are connected to ReceivePort, the tag can thus be used to identify the origin of the message.

Modes and Determinism

Examples

    ?-	open_tagging_sender(S1),
	open_tagging_sender(S2),
	open_tagged_receiver(r1s1, S1, R1),
	open_tagged_receiver(r1s2, S2, R1),
	open_tagged_receiver(r2s1, S1, R2),
	open_tagged_receiver(r2s2, S2, R2),

	send_notification(S1, m1),
	send_notification(S1, m2),
	send_notification(S2, m3),
	send_notification(S1, m4),
	send_notification(S2, m5),

	receive_notifications(R1, R1M1, _),
	receive_notifications(R2, R2M1, _).

    ...
    R1M1 = [r1s1 : m1, r1s1 : m2, r1s2 : m3, r1s1 : m4, r1s2 : m5]
    R2M1 = [r2s1 : m1, r2s1 : m2, r2s2 : m3, r2s1 : m4, r2s2 : m5]
    Yes (0.00s cpu)
    

See Also

open_tagging_sender / 1, send_notification / 2, receive_notifications / 3, foreachnotification / 6