How to use mutex in C++

Mutex is an entity that can be used to control concurrent access to an object by multiple threads. Usage is pretty simple: thread that accesses the object locks the mutex, reads or modifies the object and then unlocks the mutex.

The mutex class was introduced in C++11 and its usage is just as simple as mentioned above. Here is a simple example where we control concurrent access by threads to adding or removing items from a queue using mutex:

Tried with: Visual C++ 2013


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