If we want only the thread that acquires a lock to release it, we must use a
RLock() object. Similar to the
Lock() object, the
RLock() object has two methods:
RLock() is useful when you want to have a thread-safe access from outside the class and use the same methods from inside the class.
In the sample code, we introduced the
Box class, which has the methods
remove(), respectively, that provide us access to the
execute() method so that we can perform the action of adding or deleting an item, respectively. Access to the
execute() method is regulated by
import threading import time class Box(object): lock = threading.RLock() def __init__(self): self.total_items ...