[fpc-devel] Threads not working in console application

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 14:11:38 CET 2007

On 06/12/2007, Yury Sidorov <jura at cp-lab.com> wrote:
> The thread itself works, but not Synchronize() method.
> You need to call CheckSynchronize inside main loop.

Ah, thanks Yury!  That also means that having the main loop fire every
500ms (it was just a test for the console app), my timer cannot fire
it's events in less than 500ms (eg: timer.Interval := 200).

  while True do
    if FileExists('killme') then
    writeln('event loop');

As a test, I set the main loop's Sleep() to 10ms and the app didn't
even register in 'top' for CPU usage, so I guess it's ok to set
sleep() with such a small time?
Not that I intend to use the Timer interval for <500ms though.

I'll read up no CheckSyncronize to get a better understanding of this...

  - Graeme -

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