Available since LÖVE 0.7.0
This type is not supported in earlier versions.

A Thread is a chunk of code that can run in parallel with other threads.


love.thread.newThreadCreates a new Thread from a filename, string or FileData object containing Lua code.


Object:typeGets the type of the object as a string.
Object:typeOfChecks whether an object is of a certain type.
Thread:demandReceive a message from a thread. Wait for the message to exist before returning.
Thread:getNameGet the name of a thread.
Thread:killForcefully terminate the thread.
Thread:peekReceive a message from a thread, but leave it in the message box.
Thread:receiveReceive a message from a thread.
Thread:sendSend a message.
Thread:startStarts the thread.
Thread:waitWait for a thread to finish.




Threads will place all Lua errors in "error". To retrieve the error, call thread:receive('error') in the main thread.

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