Crate async_broadcast

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Async broadcast channel

An async multi-producer multi-consumer broadcast channel, where each consumer gets a clone of every message sent on the channel. For obvious reasons, the channel can only be used to broadcast types that implement Clone.

A channel has the Sender and Receiver side. Both sides are cloneable and can be shared among multiple threads.

When all Senders or all Receivers are dropped, the channel becomes closed. When a channel is closed, no more messages can be sent, but remaining messages can still be received.

The channel can also be closed manually by calling Sender::close() or Receiver::close().


use async_broadcast::{broadcast, TryRecvError};
use futures_lite::{future::block_on, stream::StreamExt};

block_on(async move {
    let (s1, mut r1) = broadcast(2);
    let s2 = s1.clone();
    let mut r2 = r1.clone();

    // Send 2 messages from two different senders.

    // Channel is now at capacity so sending more messages will result in an error.

    // We can use `recv` method of the `Stream` implementation to receive messages.
    assert_eq!(, 7);
    assert_eq!(r1.recv().await.unwrap(), 8);
    assert_eq!(, 7);
    assert_eq!(r2.recv().await.unwrap(), 8);

    // All receiver got all messages so channel is now empty.
    assert_eq!(r1.try_recv(), Err(TryRecvError::Empty));
    assert_eq!(r2.try_recv(), Err(TryRecvError::Empty));

    // Drop both senders, which closes the channel.

    assert_eq!(r1.try_recv(), Err(TryRecvError::Closed));
    assert_eq!(r2.try_recv(), Err(TryRecvError::Closed));


The receiving side of a channel.
A future returned by Receiver::recv().
An error returned from Receiver::recv().
A future returned by Sender::broadcast().
An error returned from Sender::broadcast().
The sending side of the broadcast channel.


An error returned from Receiver::try_recv().
An error returned from Sender::try_broadcast().


Create a new broadcast channel.