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C++ Standard Library Quick Reference by Marc Gregoire, Peter Van Weert

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© Peter Van Weert and Marc Gregoire 2016
Peter Van Weert and Marc GregoireC++ Standard Library Quick Reference10.1007/978-1-4842-1876-1_7

7. Concurrency

Peter Van Weert and Marc Gregoire2
(1)
Kessel-Lo, Belgium
(2)
Meldert, Belgium
 

Threads    <thread>

Threads are the basic building blocks to be able to write code that runs in parallel.

Launching a New Thread

To run any function pointer, functor, or lambda expression in a new thread of execution, pass it to the constructor of std::thread, along with any number of arguments. For example, these two lines are equivalent:
std::thread worker1(function, "arg", anotherArg);
std::thread worker2([=] { function("arg", anotherArg); });
The function with its arguments is called in a newly launched thread of execution ...

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