Composable, idempotent & transparent application resource cleanup sub-routines
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The correct teardown of a system becomes a crucial matter when running applications through GHCi while doing REPL driven development; this library provides a stable API to manage the cleanup process of resources your application allocates when it starts up.
One could naively implement a teardown sub-routine of an application by doing something like the following:
-- All functions in this example initialize hypothetical resources, the -- idea stands that there is a way to allocate a system resource -- using some sort of configuration record, and there is a -- sub-routine to release those resources once the application -- shuts down initDb :: Logger -> DbConnInfo -> IO (DbConn, IO ()) initDb logger connInfo = do conn <- newConn connInfo return (conn, info logger "Teardown Database" >> closeConn conn) initTcpServer :: Logger -> ServerInfo -> IO (Socket, IO ()) initTcpServer logger serverInfo = do socket <- startServer serverInfo return (socket, info logger "Teardown Tcp Server" >> closeSocket socket) initApp :: Logger -> DbConnInfo -> ServerInfo -> IO (IO ()) initApp logger connInfo serverInfo = do (connInfo, teardownDb) <- initDb logger connInfo (serverInfo, teardownSocket) <- initTcpServer logger serverInfo -- do something with connInfo and serverInfo ... return (info logger "Teardown Application" >> teardownDb >> teardownSocket)
The previous implementation does not address a few concerns:
If for some reason we execute the @IO ()@ sub-routine returned by the @initApp@ function more than once, there is likely going to be a runtime exception of the “already closed resource” nature. This library ensures that teardown sub-routines are executed /exactly/ once, even on the scenario where we execute the teardown procedure multiple times.
The teardown of sub-systems can be built and composed via the @(>>)@ operator, what happens if the @teardownDb@ sub-routine in the previous example throws an exception? Likely other resource teardown sub-routines are going to be affected. This library ensures that errors are isolated from every other resource teardown sub-routines.
All teardown sub-routines use a description argument to keep track of what is being cleaned up; By requiring this, we avoid confusion around what is going on when shutting down an application. This library makes this documentation a /required/ argument when building teardown sub-routines, thus helping trace-ability.
You may notice the structure of teardown sub-routines form a tree shape. This library provides a data structure representation of this tree that allows the developer to report all teardown sub-routines in hierarchy order, with other details around if sub-routines failed (or not).
Also, this library keeps track how much time every teardown sub-routine takes, allowing the developer to learn which parts of the teardown procedure are slow and adequately address those on development time (e.g., Faster reload => Faster development feedback loops).
By using this library, you may implement without much effort a good, reliable and transparent strategy for application resource teardown sub-routines.
To learn more about the library, please refer to the documentation in Hackage for
This library is intended to be minimal, providing a few functions that work reliably among many different kind of projects. If you want to contribute, Pull Request are very welcome! Please try to follow these simple rules:
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