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Posted on 2003-11-13
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I got tired of constantly making mutexes and having to manually wait for them and release them and create them.

So I thought good time for an OO solution and set about to build a SynchronizedData template class that will keep any type of object from being accessed simultaneously.

I think the basic design is right, but I'm not sure I did the Lock() or Unlock() method correctly. Does it look good to you?

template<class T>
class SynchronizedData
{
private:
      T mData;
      HANDLE mMutex;

public:
      SynchronizedData() { mMutex = CreateMutex(NULL,FALSE,NULL); }

      T GetData();
      void SetData(T val);

      void Lock();
      void Unlock();
};

template<class T>
inline void SynchronizedData<T>::Lock()
{
      WaitForSingleObject(mMutex,INFINITE); //wait for object and then lock it
      mMutex = CreateMutex(NULL,TRUE,NULL); //locked
}

template<class T>
inline void SynchronizedData<T>::Unlock()
{
      ReleaseMutex(mMutex);
}

template<class T>
void SynchronizedData<T>::SetData(T val)
{
      this->Lock();
      mData = val;
      this->Unlock();
}

template<class T>
T SynchronizedData<T>::GetData()
{
      this->Lock();
      T retVal = mData;
      this->Unlock();
      return retVal;
}
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YuriPutivsky earned 2000 total points
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Take a look at the professional multithreaded implementation - can get a lot of ideas!
http://www.terimber.com/text/opensrc/thread.html
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by:Sandra-24
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Excellent classes. I borrowed the whole lot for my code:)

I suspect I will also end up using their thread class in my code as well.

Thanks for the link!

-Sandra
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