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Arguments: (lock &key timeout norecursive seized whostate) &body body

This macro executes the body with lock seized. Unlike process-lock, with-process-lock protects against a single process trying to seize a lock it already owns. If executed dynamically inside another with-process-lock for the same lock, and if norecursive is nil, with-process-lock behaves as if the lock was seized successfully, and the body is executed. If norecursive is t, an error is signaled. The default value of norecursive is nil.

If a timeout is specified and non-nil, the value should be an integer; the units are seconds. Non-positive timeout values time out immediately. A value of nil is equivalent to an unspecified timeout argument.

If the form times out before the lock is available, the with-process-lock form returns nil without the body being executed. If you want to take specific action if the lock does not become available when timeout is specified, use a form like this:

(block ok
  (with-process-lock (lock :timeout 10)
    (return-from ok (progn body-forms ...)))
  (... action if lock never becomes available ...))

See also process-unlock, process-lock-locker, and make-process-lock.

See About design considerations for event-driven applications in cgide.htm and post-funcall-in-cg-process if you intend to call this function is a Common Graphics process.

See multiprocessing.htm for general information on multiprocessing in Allegro CL and see Process locks for more information on process locks in Allegro CL.

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Created 2010.1.21.

Allegro CL version 8.2
Minimal update since 8.2 release.
8.1 version