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    HertzScript Coroutine Dispatcher

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    The HertzScript coroutine dispatcher executes code that was compiled by the HertzScript Compiler.

    See the HertzScript Specification repository for more information.

    There are multiple ways to use this dispatcher.

    • Command-line executor
    • Dispatcher module

    The dispatcher module can be run in multiple different execution modes:

    • Run-To-Completion
    • Synchronous quantum/time-slicing
    • Asynchronous quantum/time-slicing

    Command-Line Interfaces

    hzs / hzscript

    Execute source code with optional hot-compiling via stdin, argument, or file input.

    Command-Line Options

    -i path (--input)

    • This option supplies the text from the given filepath as the input JavaScript source code you would like to execute. If this option is set to nothing, or is not set at all, then the source code is consumed via the standard input of the terminal.

    -s code (--source)

    • If set, this option specifies the tring which follows as the input JavaScript source code which you would like to execute. If this option is set to nothing, or is not set at all, then the source code is consumed via the standard input of the terminal.

    -a quantum (--async)

    • If set, this option specifies the time slice quantum of the dispatcher so that it cooperates with the built-in asynchronous event loop. The dispatcher will pause the running code when the duration of its execution reaches or exceeds the time slice, allowing the event loop to continue operating. 5 milliseconds after pausing, the dispatcher will resume execution until the time slice quantum is reached again.

    -c (--compile)

    • If set, then hertzscript-compiler will pre-process the input source code before it is executed. Useful for quick testing without having to manually compile to another file every time you want to execute the script.

    --spawn

    • If set in addition to the --compile option, then hertzscript-compiler will be used to detect and compile the spawn keyword. If the --compile option is not present, then this option will do nothing.

    Dispatcher Module

    The dispatcher itself is the main module, so you can import it simply like this:

    const Dispatcher = require("hertzscript-dispatcher");
    // Instantiate the Class
    const dispatcher = new Dispatcher();

    Dispatcher.prototype.import

    Imports a pre-compiled HertzScript Module into the dispatcher, spawning it as a new coroutine. The module is not immediately executed with this method and is only enqueued for later execution.

    Function Parameters

    dispatcher.import( hzModule );

    hzModule Function

    • A Function which was previously compiled with hertzscript-compiler in module mode.

    Dispatcher.prototype.exec

    This method immediately executes the given pre-compiled function or HzModule in run-to-completion mode.

    Return Value

    The returned value is the last value returned by the top-most function.

    Function Parameters

    dispatcher.exec( functor [, thisArg = null [, args = null ]] );

    functor Function

    • A function or HzModule which was previously compiled with hertzscript-compiler.

    thisArg (Optional) Any

    • An optional value to set the this variable to when calling functor.

    args (Optional) Array

    • An optional array to supply as arguments when calling functor.

    Dispatcher.prototype.spawn

    Enqueues a new coroutine. The coroutine is not immediately executed with this method and is only enqueued for later execution.

    Function Parameters

    dispatcher.spawn( functor [, thisArg = null [, args = null ]] );

    functor Function

    • A function which was previously compiled with hertzscript-compiler.

    thisArg (Optional) Any

    • An optional value to set the this variable to when calling functor.

    args (Optional) Array

    • An optional array to supply as arguments when calling functor.

    Dispatcher.prototype.enqueue

    Adds a pre-compiled function to the end of the active coroutine's call stack, or creates a new coroutine for it if there is no active coroutine. The coroutine is not immediately executed with this method and is only enqueued for later execution.

    Function Parameters

    dispatcher.enqueue( functor [, thisArg = null [, args = null ]] );

    functor Function

    • A function which was previously compiled with hertzscript-compiler.

    thisArg (Optional) Any

    • An optional value to set the this variable to when calling functor.

    args (Optional) Array

    • An optional array to supply as arguments when calling functor.

    Dispatcher.prototype.cycle

    If the dispatcher is running, then this method cycles the dispatcher for a given duration.

    Return Value

    The returned value is the last value returned in the most recent cycle.

    Function Parameters

    dispatcher.cycle( [ quantum = null [, throwUp = false ]] );

    quantum (Optional) Number

    • A timeslice quantum, in milliseconds, which specifies the approximate maximum length of time the dispatcher should cycle.

    throwUp (Optional) Boolean

    • This argument affects how the dispatcher handles uncaught errors. If set to true then the dispatcher will stop cycling and re-throw any uncaught errors, otherwise it will terminate the active coroutine and continue cycling.

    Dispatcher.prototype.runSync

    Sets the dispatcher to running state and cycles it for a given duration.

    Return Value

    The returned value is the last value returned in the most recent cycle.

    Function Parameters

    dispatcher.runSync( [ quantum = null [, throwUp = false ]] );

    quantum (Optional) Number or Boolean

    • A timeslice quantum, in milliseconds, which specifies the approximate maximum length of time the dispatcher should cycle. If set to false then the dispatcher will continue cycling until all coroutines have finished executing.

    throwUp (Optional) Boolean

    • This argument affects how the dispatcher handles uncaught errors. If set to true then the dispatcher will stop cycling and re-throw any uncaught errors, otherwise it will terminate the active coroutine and continue cycling.

    Dispatcher.prototype.runAsync

    Sets the dispatcher to running state and cycles it for a given duration in a given interval, scheduling cycles in the acynchronous event loop using setTimeout. Can be stopped via Dispatcher.prototype.stop.

    Return Value

    Either a Promise which resolves with the returned value is the last value returned by the top-most function, or undefined if this method is already running.

    Function Parameters

    dispatcher.runAsync( [ interval = 30 [,quantum = null [, throwUp = false ]]] );

    interval (Optional) Number

    • A cycle delay, in milliseconds, which specifies the length of time to wait in between cycles. During this time, other functions in the asynchronous event loop may execute.

    quantum (Optional) Number

    • A timeslice quantum, in milliseconds, which specifies the approximate maximum length of time the dispatcher should cycle per-interval.

    throwUp (Optional) Boolean

    • This argument affects how the dispatcher handles uncaught errors. If set to true then the dispatcher will stop cycling and re-throw any uncaught errors, otherwise it will terminate the active coroutine and continue cycling.

    Dispatcher.prototype.runComplete

    Sets the dispatcher to running state and cycles it in run-to-completion mode, only returning when all coroutines have finished executing.

    Return Value

    The returned value is the last value returned by the top-most function.

    Function Parameters

    dispatcher.runComplete( [ throwUp = false ] );

    throwUp (Optional) Boolean

    • This argument affects how the dispatcher handles uncaught errors. If set to true then the dispatcher will stop cycling and re-throw any uncaught errors, otherwise it will terminate the active coroutine and continue cycling.

    Dispatcher.prototype.stop

    Stops the dispatcher from cycling, then resets the runqueue's blockIndex and activeBlock. Can be used to stop runAsync.

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