Cold Help System: Programming: ColdC Reference Manual: Implementation: Tasks and Frames: Tasks

One or more frames executed in a series is called a task. Tasks will originate from either a connection, a heartbeat, or by a fork in another task. There is no restriction on how many frames a task can execute.

Several different functions return information about a task, or are used on a task-wide scale:

task_id() Returns unique ID for the current task
task_info() Returns information on a task
tasks() Returns a list of all paused or preempted tasks
stack() Returns full execution frame stack
user() Returns task user
set_user() Sets task user
atomic() Used to turn on/off Atomic execution

Frames | Tasks | Preempting

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