producer/consumer form

producer/consumer form

The producer/consumer form of decomposition is getting increasingly popular in addition to Functional decomposition and data decomposition. What is unique about this form that developers working on threaded applicationsare so facinated?

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Message Edited by on 12-09-2005 01:29 PM

Producer/consumer form occurs anytime one thread's output is the input to another thread. In this arrangement, the consumer thread is unable to work until the producer thread has begun generating output.

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