C++20 Concurrency: std::jthread

This new threading mechanism will greatly improve your existing code

CMP
2 min readJun 6, 2023

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C++20 has introduced several new features to help developers write simpler, safer, and more efficient concurrent code. One of these features is the std::jthread mechanism.

What is it?

std::jthread is a new concurrency mechanism in C++20 that represents a joinable thread (hence the “j” in “jthread”) with automatic cleanup. std::jthread also incorporates some of the other new C++20 concurrency features, such as…

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CMP

Software engineer specializing in operating systems, navigating the intracicies of the C++ language and systems programming.