Crate easy_parallel

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Run closures in parallel.

This is a simple primitive for spawning threads in bulk and waiting for them to complete. Threads are allowed to borrow local variables from the main thread.

Examples

Run two threads that increment a number:

use easy_parallel::Parallel;
use std::sync::Mutex;

let mut m = Mutex::new(0);

Parallel::new()
    .add(|| *m.lock().unwrap() += 1)
    .add(|| *m.lock().unwrap() += 1)
    .run();

assert_eq!(*m.get_mut().unwrap(), 2);

Square each number of a vector on a different thread:

use easy_parallel::Parallel;

let v = vec![10, 20, 30];

let squares = Parallel::new()
    .each(0..v.len(), |i| v[i] * v[i])
    .run();

assert_eq!(squares, [100, 400, 900]);

Compute the sum of numbers in an array:

use easy_parallel::Parallel;

fn par_sum(v: &[i32]) -> i32 {
    const THRESHOLD: usize = 2;

    if v.len() <= THRESHOLD {
        v.iter().copied().sum()
    } else {
        let half = (v.len() + 1) / 2;
        let sums = Parallel::new().each(v.chunks(half), par_sum).run();
        sums.into_iter().sum()
    }
}

let v = [1, 25, -4, 10, 8];
assert_eq!(par_sum(&v), 40);

Structs

A builder that runs closures in parallel.