The Worker class

(PECL pthreads >= 2.0.0)


Worker Threads have a persistent context, as such should be used over Threads in most cases.

When a Worker is started, the run method will be executed, but the Thread will not leave until one of the following conditions are met:

  • the Worker goes out of scope (no more references remain)

  • the programmer calls shutdown

  • the script dies

This means the programmer can reuse the context throughout execution; placing objects on the stack of the Worker will cause the Worker to execute the stacked objects run method.

Class synopsis

class Worker extends Thread implements Traversable, Countable, ArrayAccess {
/* Methods */
public collect(Callable $collector = ?): int
public getStacked(): int
public isShutdown(): bool
public shutdown(): bool
public stack(Threaded &$work): int
public unstack(): int
/* Inherited methods */
public Thread::getCreatorId(): int
public static Thread::getCurrentThreadId(): int
public Thread::getThreadId(): int
public Thread::isJoined(): bool
public Thread::isStarted(): bool
public Thread::join(): bool
public Thread::start(int $options = ?): bool

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