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Queue

This class provides a way to synchronize communication between threads.

Example:

require 'thread'

queue = Queue.new

producer = Thread.new do
  5.times do |i|
    sleep rand(i) # simulate expense
    queue << i
    puts "#{i} produced"
  end
end

consumer = Thread.new do
  5.times do |i|
    value = queue.pop
    sleep rand(i/2) # simulate expense
    puts "consumed #{value}"
  end
end

consumer.join

Public Class Methods

new() click to toggle source

Creates a new queue.

 
               # File thread.rb, line 140
def initialize
  @que = []
  @waiting = []
  @que.taint          # enable tainted comunication
  @waiting.taint
  self.taint
  @mutex = Mutex.new
end
            

Public Instance Methods

<<(obj) click to toggle source

Alias of push

Alias for: push
clear() click to toggle source

Removes all objects from the queue.

 
               # File thread.rb, line 213
def clear
  @que.clear
end
            
deq(non_block=false) click to toggle source

Alias of pop

Alias for: pop
empty?() click to toggle source

Returns true if the queue is empty.

 
               # File thread.rb, line 206
def empty?
  @que.empty?
end
            
enq(obj) click to toggle source

Alias of push

Alias for: push
length() click to toggle source

Returns the length of the queue.

 
               # File thread.rb, line 220
def length
  @que.length
end
            
Also aliased as: size
num_waiting() click to toggle source

Returns the number of threads waiting on the queue.

 
               # File thread.rb, line 232
def num_waiting
  @waiting.size
end
            
pop(non_block=false) click to toggle source

Retrieves data from the queue. If the queue is empty, the calling thread is suspended until data is pushed onto the queue. If non_block is true, the thread isn’t suspended, and an exception is raised.

 
               # File thread.rb, line 179
def pop(non_block=false)
  @mutex.synchronize{
    while true
      if @que.empty?
        raise ThreadError, "queue empty" if non_block
        @waiting.push Thread.current
        @mutex.sleep
      else
        return @que.shift
      end
    end
  }
end
            
Also aliased as: shift, deq
push(obj) click to toggle source

Pushes obj to the queue.

 
               # File thread.rb, line 152
def push(obj)
  @mutex.synchronize{
    @que.push obj
    begin
      t = @waiting.shift
      t.wakeup if t
    rescue ThreadError
      retry
    end
  }
end
            
Also aliased as: <<, enq
shift(non_block=false) click to toggle source

Alias of pop

Alias for: pop
size() click to toggle source

Alias of length.

Alias for: length

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