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Hari babu
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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Hi all,
Volatile is used for a variable which can be modified asynchronously. How can modify a variable asynchronously?
Please help
William Barnes
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Joined: Mar 16, 2001
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This modifier is used to identify a variable which can be modifed by different threads. So 'volatile' is suppose to tell the compiler to not perform certain optimizations on the variable.
So for example: you make two instances of ThreadClassA. In ThreadClassA there is a variable named 'VolatileTemp'. Each instance of TheadClassA can than change 'VolatileTemp' at will.
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Please ignore post, I have no idea what I am talking about.
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