send abstract method
- Object? message
Sends an asynchronous
message through this send port, to its
If the sending and receiving isolates do not share the same code
(an isolate created using Isolate.spawnUri does not share the code
of the isolate that spawned it), the transitive object graph of
can only contain the following kinds of objects:
- Instances of int, double, String
- Instances created through list, map and set literals
- Instances created by constructors of:
- SendPort instances from ReceivePort.sendPort or RawReceivePort.sendPort where the receive ports are created using those classes' constructors.
- Instances of Type representing one of the types mentioned above,
Neveras well as nullable variants of all these types. For generic types type arguments must be sendable types for the whole type to be sendable.
If the sender and receiver isolate share the same code (e.g. isolates
created via Isolate.spawn), the transitive object graph of
contain any object, with the following exceptions:
- Objects with native resources (subclasses of e.g.
NativeFieldWrapperClass1). A Socket object for example refers internally to objects that have native resources attached and can therefore not be sent.
Instances of classes that either themselves are marked with
@pragma('vm:isolate-unsendable'), extend or implement such classes
cannot be sent through the ports.
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 transitive 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: http://dartbug.com/36983
void send(Object? message);