# monad-par-0.3.4.8: A library for parallel programming based on a monad

The `Par`

monad offers a simple API for parallel programming. The
library works for parallelising both pure and `IO`

computations,
although only the pure version is deterministic. The default
implementation provides a work-stealing scheduler and supports
forking tasks that are much lighter weight than IO-threads.

For complete documentation see Control.Monad.Par.

Some examples of use can be found in the `examples/`

directory of
the source package.

Other related packages:

`abstract-par`

provides the type classes that abstract over different implementations of the`Par`

monad.`monad-par-extras`

provides extra combinators and monad transformers layered on top of the`Par`

monad.

Changes in 0.3.4 relative to 0.3:

- Fix bugs that cause "thread blocked indefinitely on MVar" crashes.
- Added Control.Monad.Par.IO