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SDL_SemTryWait(3)			SDL API Reference			SDL_SemTryWait(3)

NAME
       SDL_SemTryWait - Attempt to lock a semaphore but don't suspend the thread.

SYNOPSIS
       #include "SDL.h" #include "SDL_thread.h"

       int SDL_SemTryWait(SDL_sem *sem);

DESCRIPTION
       SDL_SemTryWait  is  a  non-blocking  varient of SDL_SemWait. If the value of the semaphore
       pointed to by sem is positive it will atomically decrement the semaphore value and  return
       0, otherwise it will return SDL_MUTEX_TIMEOUT instead of suspending the thread.

       After SDL_SemTryWait is successful, the semaphore can be released and its count atomically
       incremented by a successful call to SDL_SemPost.

RETURN VALUE
       Returns 0 if the semaphore was successfully locked or either SDL_MUTEX_TIMEOUT  or  -1  if
       the thread would have suspended or there was an error, respectivly.

       If the semaphore was not successfully locked, the semaphore will be unchanged.

EXAMPLES
       res = SDL_SemTryWait(my_sem);

       if (res == SDL_MUTEX_TIMEOUT) {
	       return TRY_AGAIN;
       }
       if (res == -1) {
	       return WAIT_ERROR;
       }

       ...

       SDL_SemPost(my_sem);

SEE ALSO
       SDL_CreateSemaphore,  SDL_DestroySemaphore,  SDL_SemWait, SDL_SemWaitTimeout, SDL_SemPost,
       SDL_SemValue

SDL				      Tue 11 Sep 2001, 23:00			SDL_SemTryWait(3)
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