Dictionary

How we use various terms throughout the codebase and the documentation (or at least try to):

  • concurrency scope: either supervised (default) or scoped (“advanced”)

  • a scope ends: when unsupervised, the main body is entirely evaluated; when supervised, all user (non-daemon), supervised forks complete successfully, or at least one supervised fork fails. When the scope ends, all running forks are interrupted

  • scope completes, once all forks complete and finalizers are run. In other words, the supervised or scoped method returns.

  • forks are started, and then they are running

  • forks complete: either a fork succeeds, or a fork fails with an exception

  • cancellation (Fork.cancel()) interrupts the fork and waits until it completes

  • scope body: the code block passed to a supervised or scoped method