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+ 3.1 Binding arguments to a handler

See http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/1_55_0/doc/html/boost_asio/tutorial/tuttimer3.html

In Felix, this is a no-brainer, we just use currying. Just add the extra argument prior to the last one. First our baseline wait routine:

  include "std/io/faio";
  
  proc wait_until (
      clock:Faio::alarm_clock,
      delta:double,
      p:Faio::alarm_clock->0)
  {
    Faio::sleep (clock, delta);
    p clock;
  }

Now our client routine has "two arguments" instead of one.

  proc p (pcount:&int) (clock:Faio::alarm_clock)
  {
    if *pcount < 5 do
      println$ *pcount;
      pcount <- *pcount + 1;
      wait_until (clock, 1.0 , p pcount); 
    done
  }

A little more explanation is useful. The type of the routine above is:

  &int -> Faio::alarm_clock -> 0

Because {->} is right associative, this actually means:

  &int -> (Faio::alarm_clock -> 0)

This means p is not actually a procedure! Rather it is a function which accepts a pointer to an int, and returns a procedure. (Well technically .. a procedure closure).

So here is our invocation:

  var count = 0;
  var clock = #Faio::mk_alarm_clock;
  wait_until (clock, 1.0,  p &count);
  println$ "Final count is " + (str count);

Note that the argument {p &count} is a procedure closure. We have applied the function p to the pointer to int value {&count} and got back the closure of a procedure accepting the next argument, a clock, which has the type required by wait_until.

Test with

build/release/host/bin/flx --test=build/release src/web/tut/async_03.fdoc