A small library that implements an improved version of System.Threading.CancellationToken with support for removable registrations, to allow for garbage collection in the presence of long-lived tokens, plus some related utilities.
Motivation: cancellation tokens can be the source of memory "leaks", because an unbounded number of completed operations may have registered now-pointless callbacks on a token that can't be released or cancelled. The callbacks may reference all kinds of data, preventing effective garbage collection. Using a Lifetime allows fixing these issues because callback registrations can be given lifetimes of their own.
Additional utilities: LifetimeSource, LifetimeExchanger, DisposableLifetime, Max, Min, CreateDependentSource.
Install-Package TwistedOak.Util.Lifetime -Version 1.0.2
dotnet add package TwistedOak.Util.Lifetime --version 1.0.2
<PackageReference Include="TwistedOak.Util.Lifetime" Version="1.0.2" />
paket add TwistedOak.Util.Lifetime --version 1.0.2
Added missing implicit conversion from CancellationToken to Lifetime. Minor documentation changes.
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