Objective-C Language Creating a simple thread


Example

The most simple way to create a thread is by calling a selector "in the background". This means a new thread is created to execute the selector. The receiving object can be any object, not just self, but it needs to respond to the given selector.

- (void)createThread {
    [self performSelectorInBackground:@selector(threadMainWithOptionalArgument:)
                           withObject:someObject];
}

- (void)threadMainWithOptionalArgument:(id)argument {
    // To avoid memory leaks, the first thing a thread method needs to do is
    // create a new autorelease pool, either manually or via "@autoreleasepool".
    @autoreleasepool {
        // The thread code should be here.
    }
}