Class Signal() Foundation
Class function of the Signal class.
Signal objects are used to control program flow within one or more threads from one other thread. To achieve this, it is necessary that one and the same Signal object is visible in at least two threads. Therefore, Signal objects can only be used in conjunction with Thread objects. In other words, at least one additional Thread object must exist in an application for the Signal class to become useful (note: the Main procedure is executed by an implicit Thread object).
There are two methods in the Signal class: :signal() and :wait(). The method :signal() triggers a signal, while the :wait() method causes a thread to enter a wait state. If a thread executes the :wait()method, it waits for the signal and suspends program execution. The thread resumes as soon as a second thread executes the :signal()method with the same Signal object.
With the aid of Signal objects it becomes possible for the current thread to control program flow in other threads. Each thread which executes the :wait() method enters a wait state until another thread executes the :signal() method.
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