Semaphore

A semaphore object to enable synchronisation between managed objects. Typically used when interacting with GUIs

Factory Messages
OperationDescription
create Creates a new semaphore with zero permits available. The first acquire will block the task.
create: initial Creates a new semaphore with anInteger permits available.

Operational Messages
OperationReturnDescription
wait self Tries to acquire a permit. If none are available then the task will hang until one becomes available
release self Releases the semaphore ay incrementing the number of permits available. If a task is blocked on this semaphore then that task is released instead of increasing the number of permits.