[ASYNC-55] Notification of items dropped from sliding/dropping buffers Created: 12/Feb/14  Updated: 05/May/14

Status: Open
Project: core.async
Component/s: None
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Enhancement Priority: Minor
Reporter: Chris Perkins Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 1
Labels: None

Attachments: File drop-notification.diff    
Patch: Code and Test


I would like to know when items are dropped from sliding or dropping buffers, so that I can do things like logging and keeping metrics.

The attached patch has one possible mechanism for doing this, by adding an optional second argument to sliding-buffer and dropping-buffer - a one-argument function that will be called with dropped items.

Comment by Ghadi Shayban [ 22/Apr/14 10:41 AM ]

Hi Chris, I think this use-case can be handled the combination of a go process + collection directly without modification to the existing buffer impls. I'd be concerned about making buffers pay for a non-essential field.

I like using the library primitives to make sure they are minimally complete.

(If you really really want to make your own buffer, no one will stop you =) It's still an impl protocol, but it's relatively stable. Just beware that buffer operations run within the context of a channel lock, so make sure to dispatch the overflow function to the async threadpool using dispatch/run).

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