I am a newbie to this forum, and this is actually my first post. I am looking for a way to get the object of the currently running thread in boost. To make this short, consider a case in which one wants to implement a semaphor or a condition variable. That is:


Queue<boost::thread> queue;

void wait()
   if( some condition)
        queue.enqueue( "current thread object" );  (1)
        boost::this_thread ( // context switch )        (2)

void signal()
     boost::thread myThread = queue.dequeue();
     myThread.run();                                               (3)

The problem that I have is with lines (1), (2), and (3) in the snippet.

(1) : how can I pass the thread object of the currently running thread?

(2): how can I perform the context switching without using boost::condition_variable ? (eg. sleep(for ever) )

(3): how can I re-run the thread?

This is easy in Java, but unfortunately I wasn't able to find the solution in boost.

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Thank you adatapost, I know that I can use condition variables instead of the queue variable defined in my code, but I am looking for a way to implement a condition variable like 'queue' without using boost::condition variable and boost::mutex. is there any way to have the object of the currently running thread?

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