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Thread::Queue(3pm)		 Perl Programmers Reference Guide	       Thread::Queue(3pm)

NAME
       Thread::Queue - thread-safe queues

SYNOPSIS
	   use Thread::Queue;
	   my $q = new Thread::Queue;
	   $q->enqueue("foo", "bar");
	   my $foo = $q->dequeue;    # The "bar" is still in the queue.
	   my $foo = $q->dequeue_nb; # returns "bar", or undef if the queue was empty
	   my $left = $q->pending;   # returns the number of items still in the queue

DESCRIPTION
       A queue, as implemented by "Thread::Queue" is a thread-safe data structure much like a
       list.  Any number of threads can safely add elements to the end of the list, or remove
       elements from the head of the list. (Queues don't permit adding or removing elements from
       the middle of the list).

FUNCTIONS AND METHODS
       new     The "new" function creates a new empty queue.

       enqueue LIST
	       The "enqueue" method adds a list of scalars on to the end of the queue.	The queue
	       will grow as needed to accommodate the list.

       dequeue The "dequeue" method removes a scalar from the head of the queue and returns it.
	       If the queue is currently empty, "dequeue" will block the thread until another
	       thread "enqueue"s a scalar.

       dequeue_nb
	       The "dequeue_nb" method, like the "dequeue" method, removes a scalar from the head
	       of the queue and returns it. Unlike "dequeue", though, "dequeue_nb" won't block if
	       the queue is empty, instead returning "undef".

       pending The "pending" method returns the number of items still in the queue.

SEE ALSO
       threads, threads::shared

perl v5.8.0				    2002-06-01			       Thread::Queue(3pm)


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