digitalmars.D.learn - Node.js async/threads and shared in D
- George Sapkin (15/15) Jun 11 2014 I have a Node.js module written in D and exposed through C++
I have a Node.js module written in D and exposed through C++ interface. I'd like to implement a proper async API which is pretty straightforward using libuv in the C++ glue part. On the D side I have a data structure that's build once and then queried from Node (possibly torn down and rebuild later). Since it will be queried asynchronously, it will be called from multiple threads. It is build using and stores inside a bunch of helper classes. Am I correct to assume that for this data structure to be available across threads it and every class it touches have to be marked shared? What about types that I have no control of, like arrays? Are they inherently shared? I did read "Lock-Free Coding with shared classes" from TDPL, but it has a rather short example and the structure there is both read and written from multiple threads. Thanks for any pointers.
Jun 11 2014