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std::swap(std::thread)

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void swap( thread &lhs, thread &rhs );
(since C++11)

Overloads the std::swap algorithm for std::thread. Exchanges the state of lhs with that of rhs. Effectively calls lhs.swap(rhs).

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[edit] Parameters

lhs, rhs - threads whose states to swap

[edit] Return value

(none)

[edit] Exceptions

noexcept specification:  
noexcept
  

[edit] Example

#include <iostream>
#include <thread>
#include <chrono>
 
void foo()
{
    std::this_thread::sleep_for(std::chrono::seconds(1));
}
 
void bar()
{
    std::this_thread::sleep_for(std::chrono::seconds(1));
}
 
int main()
{
    std::thread t1(foo);
    std::thread t2(bar);
 
    std::cout << "thread 1 id: " << t1.get_id() << std::endl;
    std::cout << "thread 2 id: " << t2.get_id() << std::endl;
 
    std::swap(t1, t2);
 
    std::cout << "after std::swap(t1, t2):" << std::endl;
    std::cout << "thread 1 id: " << t1.get_id() << std::endl;
    std::cout << "thread 2 id: " << t2.get_id() << std::endl;
 
    t1.swap(t2);
 
    std::cout << "after t1.swap(t2):" << std::endl;
    std::cout << "thread 1 id: " << t1.get_id() << std::endl;
    std::cout << "thread 2 id: " << t2.get_id() << std::endl;
 
    t1.join();
    t2.join();
}

Output:

thread 1 id: 1892
thread 2 id: 2584
after std::swap(t1, t2):
thread 1 id: 2584
thread 2 id: 1892
after t1.swap(t2):
thread 1 id: 1892
thread 2 id: 2584

[edit] See also

swaps two thread objects
(public member function) [edit]