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C++ threading library

What is it?

First of all, this is not a replacement for std::thread. Instead, this library builds on top of the standard threading library, adding some missing items as well as higher-level threading constructs.

Some of the features found in this library include the following:

  • ActionQueue allows actions (lambdas) to be queued for running on a single thread, possibly with a timer delay.
  • ActionThread allows a form of an async call, but cacheing a thread rather than starting a new one.
  • interruptible allows for a portion of an std::thread to be interruptible.
  • parallel provides a simple means of running a small number of operations in separate threads.
  • There are also a few types of locks and synchronizers not currently available in the standard library.

API Documentation

What has changed in V3?

Version 3 is a complete, non-back-compatible, rewrite of the earlier threading tools. This version drops a number of tools that are now part of the standard library, brings the library up to C++14, and provides consistent coding standards across the entire library.

Limitation on Ubuntu

While this code is regularly tested on macOS and Ubuntu, on Ubuntu it requires that you use the clang++ compiler instead of g++. The g++ compiler seg faults during the compilation. (At least version 7.3.0 does, newer versions may fix the problem.)

Installing the Library

To build and install this library, run the following commands

make check
sudo make install

If you wish to make changes to this library that you believe will be useful to others, you can contribute to the project. If you do, there are a number of policies you should follow:

  • Check the issues to see if there are already similar bug reports or enhancements.
  • Feel free to add bug reports and enhancements at any time.
  • Don't work on things that are not part of an approved project.
  • Don't create projects - they are only created the by owner.
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  • Follow our C++ Coding Standards.
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