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"Fastest wins" parallel download with Hopac

One of the main features of Hopac - selective synchronization using "alternatives". In this snippet we download three web pages in parallel and the one that finishes first "wins" (or the timeout alternative becomes available for picking). What's nice in this solution is that the other two downloading jobs are cancelled immediately when the winner/timeout is available (i.e. an implicitly provided to the Asyncs CancellationTokens are cancelled). Alts is highly composable and, for example, the whole Alt.choose [ ... ] thing could be nested in another Alt.choose or combined with <|> or <&> operators with another Alt and so on.

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open Hopac
open Hopac.Extensions
open Hopac.Alt.Infixes
open System.Net
open System

let download (url: string) : Alt<string * string> = 
    Async.toAlt <| async {
        use webClient = new WebClient()
        let! res = webClient.AsyncDownloadString (Uri url)
        return url, res
    }
    
Alt.choose [ download "http://yahoo.com"
             download "http://google.com"
             download "http://ya.ru"
             Timer.Global.timeOut (TimeSpan.FromMilliseconds 3000.) >>%? ("timed", "out") ]
|> run
namespace Hopac
module Extensions

from Hopac
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type Alt<'T> =
  inherit Job<'T>

Full name: Hopac.Alt<_>

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module Alt

from Hopac
module Infixes

from Hopac
namespace System
namespace System.Net
val download : url:string -> Alt<string * string>

Full name: Script.download
val url : string
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val string : value:'T -> string

Full name: Microsoft.FSharp.Core.Operators.string

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type string = String

Full name: Microsoft.FSharp.Core.string
type Alt<'T> =
  inherit Job<'T>

Full name: Hopac.Alt<_>
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module Async

from Hopac.Extensions

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type Async
static member AsBeginEnd : computation:('Arg -> Async<'T>) -> ('Arg * AsyncCallback * obj -> IAsyncResult) * (IAsyncResult -> 'T) * (IAsyncResult -> unit)
static member AwaitEvent : event:IEvent<'Del,'T> * ?cancelAction:(unit -> unit) -> Async<'T> (requires delegate and 'Del :> Delegate)
static member AwaitIAsyncResult : iar:IAsyncResult * ?millisecondsTimeout:int -> Async<bool>
static member AwaitTask : task:Task<'T> -> Async<'T>
static member AwaitWaitHandle : waitHandle:WaitHandle * ?millisecondsTimeout:int -> Async<bool>
static member CancelDefaultToken : unit -> unit
static member Catch : computation:Async<'T> -> Async<Choice<'T,exn>>
static member FromBeginEnd : beginAction:(AsyncCallback * obj -> IAsyncResult) * endAction:(IAsyncResult -> 'T) * ?cancelAction:(unit -> unit) -> Async<'T>
static member FromBeginEnd : arg:'Arg1 * beginAction:('Arg1 * AsyncCallback * obj -> IAsyncResult) * endAction:(IAsyncResult -> 'T) * ?cancelAction:(unit -> unit) -> Async<'T>
static member FromBeginEnd : arg1:'Arg1 * arg2:'Arg2 * beginAction:('Arg1 * 'Arg2 * AsyncCallback * obj -> IAsyncResult) * endAction:(IAsyncResult -> 'T) * ?cancelAction:(unit -> unit) -> Async<'T>
static member FromBeginEnd : arg1:'Arg1 * arg2:'Arg2 * arg3:'Arg3 * beginAction:('Arg1 * 'Arg2 * 'Arg3 * AsyncCallback * obj -> IAsyncResult) * endAction:(IAsyncResult -> 'T) * ?cancelAction:(unit -> unit) -> Async<'T>
static member FromContinuations : callback:(('T -> unit) * (exn -> unit) * (OperationCanceledException -> unit) -> unit) -> Async<'T>
static member Ignore : computation:Async<'T> -> Async<unit>
static member OnCancel : interruption:(unit -> unit) -> Async<IDisposable>
static member Parallel : computations:seq<Async<'T>> -> Async<'T []>
static member RunSynchronously : computation:Async<'T> * ?timeout:int * ?cancellationToken:CancellationToken -> 'T
static member Sleep : millisecondsDueTime:int -> Async<unit>
static member Start : computation:Async<unit> * ?cancellationToken:CancellationToken -> unit
static member StartAsTask : computation:Async<'T> * ?taskCreationOptions:TaskCreationOptions * ?cancellationToken:CancellationToken -> Task<'T>
static member StartChild : computation:Async<'T> * ?millisecondsTimeout:int -> Async<Async<'T>>
static member StartChildAsTask : computation:Async<'T> * ?taskCreationOptions:TaskCreationOptions -> Async<Task<'T>>
static member StartImmediate : computation:Async<unit> * ?cancellationToken:CancellationToken -> unit
static member StartWithContinuations : computation:Async<'T> * continuation:('T -> unit) * exceptionContinuation:(exn -> unit) * cancellationContinuation:(OperationCanceledException -> unit) * ?cancellationToken:CancellationToken -> unit
static member SwitchToContext : syncContext:SynchronizationContext -> Async<unit>
static member SwitchToNewThread : unit -> Async<unit>
static member SwitchToThreadPool : unit -> Async<unit>
static member TryCancelled : computation:Async<'T> * compensation:(OperationCanceledException -> unit) -> Async<'T>
static member CancellationToken : Async<CancellationToken>
static member DefaultCancellationToken : CancellationToken

Full name: Microsoft.FSharp.Control.Async

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type Async<'T>

Full name: Microsoft.FSharp.Control.Async<_>
val toAlt : Async<'x> -> Alt<'x>

Full name: Hopac.Extensions.Async.toAlt
val async : AsyncBuilder

Full name: Microsoft.FSharp.Core.ExtraTopLevelOperators.async
val webClient : WebClient
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type WebClient =
  inherit Component
  new : unit -> WebClient
  member BaseAddress : string with get, set
  member CachePolicy : RequestCachePolicy with get, set
  member CancelAsync : unit -> unit
  member Credentials : ICredentials with get, set
  member DownloadData : address:string -> byte[] + 1 overload
  member DownloadDataAsync : address:Uri -> unit + 1 overload
  member DownloadFile : address:string * fileName:string -> unit + 1 overload
  member DownloadFileAsync : address:Uri * fileName:string -> unit + 1 overload
  member DownloadString : address:string -> string + 1 overload
  ...

Full name: System.Net.WebClient

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WebClient() : unit
val res : string
member WebClient.AsyncDownloadString : address:Uri -> Async<string>
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type Uri =
  new : uriString:string -> Uri + 5 overloads
  member AbsolutePath : string
  member AbsoluteUri : string
  member Authority : string
  member DnsSafeHost : string
  member Equals : comparand:obj -> bool
  member Fragment : string
  member GetComponents : components:UriComponents * format:UriFormat -> string
  member GetHashCode : unit -> int
  member GetLeftPart : part:UriPartial -> string
  ...

Full name: System.Uri

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Uri(uriString: string) : unit
Uri(uriString: string, uriKind: UriKind) : unit
Uri(baseUri: Uri, relativeUri: string) : unit
Uri(baseUri: Uri, relativeUri: Uri) : unit
val choose : seq<#Alt<'x>> -> Alt<'x>

Full name: Hopac.Alt.choose
module Timer

from Hopac
module Global

from Hopac.Timer
val timeOut : TimeSpan -> Alt<unit>

Full name: Hopac.Timer.Global.timeOut
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type TimeSpan =
  struct
    new : ticks:int64 -> TimeSpan + 3 overloads
    member Add : ts:TimeSpan -> TimeSpan
    member CompareTo : value:obj -> int + 1 overload
    member Days : int
    member Duration : unit -> TimeSpan
    member Equals : value:obj -> bool + 1 overload
    member GetHashCode : unit -> int
    member Hours : int
    member Milliseconds : int
    member Minutes : int
    ...
  end

Full name: System.TimeSpan

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TimeSpan()
TimeSpan(ticks: int64) : unit
TimeSpan(hours: int, minutes: int, seconds: int) : unit
TimeSpan(days: int, hours: int, minutes: int, seconds: int) : unit
TimeSpan(days: int, hours: int, minutes: int, seconds: int, milliseconds: int) : unit
TimeSpan.FromMilliseconds(value: float) : TimeSpan
val run : Job<'x> -> 'x

Full name: Hopac.TopLevel.run
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Link:http://fssnip.net/p0
Posted:2 years ago
Author:Vasily Kirichenko
Tags: async , hopac