While trying to figure out how to implement a Producer/Consumer Queue in Qt, I stumpled upon several SO answers, blogs and sites linking to this site:
I got the point of this site, but people are usually referring to the code example which is in the referenced blog:
The blog has a small code example attached, the core of it being posted by KornP in this SO answer:
So if you take a closer look we have the following behaviour:
- Producer P produces an item, while Consumer C waits for events to appear in its event loop.
- P forwards the produced data through a signal and returns to event loop idling.
- C receives the signal in its event loop and consumes the data.
- C emits a signal to the producer thread and returns to event loop idling.
- Start over from 1.
In other words: while P is producing, C does nothing and while C is producing, P does nothing.
What is the point of having a producer and consumer like this in two different threads?
Wouldn't a single thread accomplish exactly the same?