Skip to content

faiface/mainthread

master
Switch branches/tags
Code

Latest commit

 

Git stats

Files

Permalink
Failed to load latest commit information.
Type
Name
Latest commit message
Commit time
 
 
 
 

mainthread GoDoc Report card

Package mainthread allows you to run code on the main operating system thread.

go get github.com/faiface/mainthread

Operating systems often require, that code which deals with windows and graphics has to run on the main thread. This is however somehow challenging in Go due to Go's concurrent nature.

This package makes it easily possible.

All you need to do is put your main code into a separate function and call mainthread.Run from your real main, like this:

package main

import (
	"fmt"

	"github.com/faiface/mainthread"
)

func run() {
	// now we can run stuff on the main thread like this
	mainthread.Call(func() {
		fmt.Println("printing from the main thread")
	})
	fmt.Println("printing from another thread")
}

func main() {
	mainthread.Run(run) // enables mainthread package and runs run in a separate goroutine
}

More functions

If you don't wish to wait until a function finishes running on the main thread, use mainthread.CallNonBlock:

mainthread.CallNonBlock(func() {
	fmt.Println("i'm in the main thread")
})
fmt.Println("but imma be likely printed first, cuz i don't wait")

If you want to get some value returned from the main thread, you can use mainthread.CallErr or mainthread.CallVal:

err := mainthread.CallErr(func() error {
	return nil // i don't do nothing wrong
})
val := mainthread.CallVal(func() interface{} {
	return 42 // the meaning of life, universe and everything
})

If mainthread.CallErr or mainthread.CallVal aren't sufficient for you, you can just assign variables from within the main thread:

var x, y int
mainthread.Call(func() {
	x, y = 1, 2
})

However, be careful with mainthread.CallNonBlock when dealing with local variables.

About

Run stuff on the main thread in Go

Topics

Resources

License

Stars

Watchers

Forks

Releases

No releases published

Packages

No packages published

Languages