send method Null safety

void send(
  1. Object? message

Sends an asynchronous message through this send port, to its corresponding ReceivePort.

The transitive object graph of message can contain the following objects:

If the sender and receiver isolate share the same code (e.g. isolates created via Isolate.spawn), the transitive object graph of message can contain any object, with the following exceptions:

Apart from those exceptions any object can be sent. Objects that are identified as immutable (e.g. strings) will be shared whereas all other objects will be copied.

The send happens immediately and may have a linear time cost to copy the transtive object graph. The send itself doesn't block (i.e. doesn't wait until the receiver has received the message). The corresponding receive port can receive the message as soon as its isolate's event loop is ready to deliver it, independently of what the sending isolate is doing.

Note: Due to an implementation choice the Dart VM made for how closures represent captured state, closures can currently capture more state than they need, which can cause the transitive closure to be larger than needed. Open bug to address this:


void send(Object? message);