zmq_atomic_counter_destroy - Man Page

destroy an atomic counter


void zmq_atomic_counter_destroy (void **counter_p);


The zmq_atomic_counter_destroy function destroys an atomic counter and nullifies its reference. Pass the address of an atomic counter (void **) rather than the counter itself. You must destroy all counters that you create, to avoid memory leakage. This function uses platform specific atomic operations.

Return Value

The zmq_atomic_counter_destroy() function has no return value.


Test code for atomic counters.

void *counter = zmq_atomic_counter_new ();
assert (zmq_atomic_counter_value (counter) == 0);
assert (zmq_atomic_counter_inc (counter) == 0);
assert (zmq_atomic_counter_inc (counter) == 1);
assert (zmq_atomic_counter_inc (counter) == 2);
assert (zmq_atomic_counter_value (counter) == 3);
assert (zmq_atomic_counter_dec (counter) == 1);
assert (zmq_atomic_counter_dec (counter) == 1);
assert (zmq_atomic_counter_dec (counter) == 0);
zmq_atomic_counter_set (counter, 2);
assert (zmq_atomic_counter_dec (counter) == 1);
assert (zmq_atomic_counter_dec (counter) == 0);
zmq_atomic_counter_destroy (&counter);
return 0;

See Also

zmq_atomic_counter_new(3) zmq_atomic_counter_set(3) zmq_atomic_counter_inc(3) zmq_atomic_counter_dec(3) zmq_atomic_counter_value(3)


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Referenced By

zmq(7), zmq_atomic_counter_dec(3), zmq_atomic_counter_inc(3), zmq_atomic_counter_new(3), zmq_atomic_counter_set(3), zmq_atomic_counter_value(3).

08/13/2020 0MQ 4.3.3 0MQ Manual