coroutine

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coroutine

[′kō·rü‚tēn]
(computer science)
A program module for which the lifetime of a particular activation record is independent of the time when control enters or leaves the module, and in which the activation record maintains a local instruction counter so that, whenever control enters the module, execution begins at the point where it stopped when control last left that particular instance of execution.
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Coroutines are prioritized, function co-operatively, share a stack with the task in which they run, and require very little RAM.