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Chapter 2. Managing threads

2. Managing threads

This chapter covers

  • Starting threads, and various ways of specifying code to run on a new thread

  • Waiting for a thread to finish versus leaving it to run

  • Uniquely identifying threads


OK, so you’ve decided to use concurrency for your application. In particular, you’ve decided to use multiple threads. What now? How do you launch these threads, how do you check that they’ve finished, and how do you keep tabs on them? The C++ Standard Library makes most thread-management tasks relatively easy, with just about everything managed through the std::thread object associated with a given thread, as you’ll see. For those tasks that aren’t so straightforward, the library provides the flexibility to build what you need from the basic building blocks.


  

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