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stk::Thread Class Reference

STK thread class. More...

#include <Thread.h>

Inheritance diagram for stk::Thread:
stk::Stk

Public Member Functions

 Thread ()
 Default constructor.
 
 ~Thread ()
 The class destructor does not attempt to cancel or join a thread.
 
bool start (THREAD_FUNCTION routine, void *ptr=NULL)
 Begin execution of the thread routine. Upon success, true is returned. More...
 
bool cancel (void)
 Signal cancellation of a thread routine, returning true on success. More...
 
bool wait (void)
 Block the calling routine indefinitely until the thread terminates. More...
 
void testCancel (void)
 Create a cancellation point within a thread routine. More...
 
- Public Member Functions inherited from stk::Stk
void ignoreSampleRateChange (bool ignore=true)
 A function to enable/disable the automatic updating of class data when the STK sample rate changes. More...
 

Additional Inherited Members

- Static Public Member Functions inherited from stk::Stk
static StkFloat sampleRate (void)
 Static method that returns the current STK sample rate.
 
static void setSampleRate (StkFloat rate)
 Static method that sets the STK sample rate. More...
 
static std::string rawwavePath (void)
 Static method that returns the current rawwave path.
 
static void setRawwavePath (std::string path)
 Static method that sets the STK rawwave path.
 
static void swap16 (unsigned char *ptr)
 Static method that byte-swaps a 16-bit data type.
 
static void swap32 (unsigned char *ptr)
 Static method that byte-swaps a 32-bit data type.
 
static void swap64 (unsigned char *ptr)
 Static method that byte-swaps a 64-bit data type.
 
static void sleep (unsigned long milliseconds)
 Static cross-platform method to sleep for a number of milliseconds.
 
static bool inRange (StkFloat value, StkFloat min, StkFloat max)
 Static method to check whether a value is within a specified range.
 
static void handleError (const char *message, StkError::Type type)
 Static function for error reporting and handling using c-strings.
 
static void handleError (std::string message, StkError::Type type)
 Static function for error reporting and handling using c++ strings.
 
static void showWarnings (bool status)
 Toggle display of WARNING and STATUS messages.
 
static void printErrors (bool status)
 Toggle display of error messages before throwing exceptions.
 
- Static Public Attributes inherited from stk::Stk
static const StkFormat STK_SINT8
 
static const StkFormat STK_SINT16
 
static const StkFormat STK_SINT24
 
static const StkFormat STK_SINT32
 
static const StkFormat STK_FLOAT32
 
static const StkFormat STK_FLOAT64
 
- Protected Member Functions inherited from stk::Stk
 Stk (void)
 Default constructor.
 
virtual ~Stk (void)
 Class destructor.
 
virtual void sampleRateChanged (StkFloat newRate, StkFloat oldRate)
 This function should be implemented in subclasses that depend on the sample rate.
 
void addSampleRateAlert (Stk *ptr)
 Add class pointer to list for sample rate change notification.
 
void removeSampleRateAlert (Stk *ptr)
 Remove class pointer from list for sample rate change notification.
 
void handleError (StkError::Type type) const
 Internal function for error reporting that assumes message in oStream_ variable.
 

Detailed Description

STK thread class.

This class provides a uniform interface for cross-platform threads. On unix systems, the pthread library is used. Under Windows, the C runtime threadex functions are used.

Each instance of the Thread class can be used to control a single thread process. Routines are provided to signal cancelation and/or joining with a thread, though it is not possible for this class to know the running status of a thread once it is started.

For cross-platform compatability, thread functions should be declared as follows:

THREAD_RETURN THREAD_TYPE thread_function(void *ptr)

by Perry R. Cook and Gary P. Scavone, 1995–2014.

Member Function Documentation

bool stk::Thread::start ( THREAD_FUNCTION  routine,
void *  ptr = NULL 
)

Begin execution of the thread routine. Upon success, true is returned.

A data pointer can be supplied to the thread routine via the optional ptr argument. If the thread cannot be created, the return value is false.

bool stk::Thread::cancel ( void  )

Signal cancellation of a thread routine, returning true on success.

This function only signals thread cancellation. It does not wait to verify actual routine termination. A true return value only signifies that the cancellation signal was properly executed, not thread cancellation. A thread routine may need to make use of the testCancel() function to specify a cancellation point.

bool stk::Thread::wait ( void  )

Block the calling routine indefinitely until the thread terminates.

This function suspends execution of the calling routine until the thread has terminated. It will return immediately if the thread was already terminated. A true return value signifies successful termination. A false return value indicates a problem with the wait call.

void stk::Thread::testCancel ( void  )

Create a cancellation point within a thread routine.

This function call checks for thread cancellation, allowing the thread to be terminated if a cancellation request was previously signaled.


The documentation for this class was generated from the following file:

The Synthesis ToolKit in C++ (STK)
©1995--2014 Perry R. Cook and Gary P. Scavone. All Rights Reserved.