Re: implementing a thread-safe queue

John Shaw <>
Sat, 14 May 2011 19:40:06 CST
On May 14, 3:29 am, itcecsa <> wrote:

this is my implementation. feel free to give me commands.

1. Initialization of member objects in constructor should be in the
same order that they are listed in the class: container before mutex.
2. The default destructor should not be defined as explicit.
3. There is no need to use a pointer to the deque container.

Changes I would make (before testing):

template <class T>
class Queue
    std::deque<T> container; // container for the elements
    pthread_mutex_t mutex; // mutex for sync the queue
    Queue(const Queue& q); // disable copy constructor
    Queue& operator= (const Queue& q); // disable assign operator
    // to make it simple, this is the only constructor for Queue instance
    virtual ~Queue()
    // number of elements
    typename std::deque<T>::size_type size() const
        return container.size();
    //is queue empty?
    bool empty() const
        return container.empty();
    // insert element into the queue
    void push(const T& elem)
    // pop element from the top of the queue
    T pop()
            throw ReadEmptyQueue();
        T elem = container.front();
        return elem;

For is fairly simple example of this see Tqueue ?Thinking in C++? by
Bruce Eeckel.

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