Rust Starting a new thread


Example

To start a new thread:

use std::thread;

fn main() {
    thread::spawn(move || {
        // The main thread will not wait for this thread to finish. That
        // might mean that the next println isn't even executed before the
        // program exits.
        println!("Hello from spawned thread");
    });

    let join_handle = thread::spawn(move || {
        println!("Hello from second spawned thread");
        // To ensure that the program waits for a thread to finish, we must
        // call `join()` on its join handle. It is even possible to send a
        // value to a different thread through the join handle, like the
        // integer 17 in this case:
        17
    });

    println!("Hello from the main thread");
    
    // The above three printlns can be observed in any order.

    // Block until the second spawned thread has finished.
    match join_handle.join() {
        Ok(x) => println!("Second spawned thread returned {}", x),
        Err(_) => println!("Second spawned thread panicked")
    }
}