ContinueIndependently (Daemon subroutine)

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Continue processing independently in daemon (Daemon class)

[Introduced in Sirius Mods 8.1]

This method tells a daemon that did a ReturnToMaster Daemon class call to continue processing at the point of the call. Unlike the Continue method, ContinueIndependently returns immediately, thus allowing the thread that issued ContinueIndependently to run in parallel with the daemon thread. Unlike ContinueAsynchronously, this method makes the daemon thread completely independent of the parent thread, so the daeamon is no longer available.


daemon:ContinueIndependently[( [Input= object])] Throws DaemonLost, IncorrectDaemonState

Syntax terms

daemon A previously defined Daemon object.
Input This optional, name allowed, argument is an object passed to the daemon thread. This object must be deep copyable, as described in: "Copying objects".


ContinueIndependently can throw the following exception:

If daemon is lost (probably restarted), a DaemonLost exception is thrown. Since ContinueIndependently does not wait for the daemon thread to do anything, a DaemonLost exception indicates that the daemon thread was lost before ContinueIndependently was invoked.

Usage notes

  • Issuing ContinueIndependently against a daemon not in a ReturnToMaster wait results in an IncorrectDaemonState exception.
  • The Continue and ContinueAsynchronously methods also tell a daemon to continue from a ReturnToMaster wait.
  • After a ContinueIndependently (or RunIndependently) method, the daemon object is set to null. This is because the daemon thread runs completely independently of the parent thread once a ContinueIndependently method is invoked.
  • No Daemon class mechanism is provided for a parent thread to retrieve the output from an independently running Daemon.
  • For more information about independent daemons, see "Asynchronous and Independent daemons".


See also