safe-instances

2.0.2 • Public • Published

safe-instances (previously called safe_children)

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A complete, functional, fast and simple Node.js threading module.

safe-instances was developed by Oratio.io for Oratio.js's Module System. It's based on children pools, allowing you to

NOTE: With release 2.0, sending file names when doing new Child() is DEPRECATED. You must do new ChildFile(), as explained in the quick-start tutorial.

Installation

npm install safe-instances

Getting Started

var Child = require('safe-instances');
var pool = new Child.Pool(3); //Creates pool with 3 processes
 
var child = new Child('process.handle("randomMessage", function(value, callback){ callback(value) }', pool, 3 * 60);
child.start();
 
child.contact('randomMessage', 'myValue') //NOTE: You might pass a third callback argument, too.
.then(function(value){
  console.log(value); //<- "myValue"
});

Need to send file locations instead of strings when creating new script? Do:

Child.File.usesCache = false; //Default: true. Caches scripts for being re-used.
 
var child = new Child.File(__dirname + 'script.js', 3 * 60);
 
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Documentation

new Child(code, pool, timeout)

Returns new Child object with following properties:

  • child.setPool(pool); Sets child's pool to pool.
  • child.encoding - Default: utf8.
  • child.commandType - Default: node.
  • child.timeout - The timeout you set when creating a child - defaults to 1 minute. Only works before beginning the script.
  • child.logs - Do console.logs from the child appear on your console?
  • child.contact(event, message) - Returns Promise. Should be handled with process.handle in the child process.

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Install

npm i safe-instances

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Version

2.0.2

License

MIT

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