Difference between revisions of "love.thread.newThread"

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Creates a new Thread from a Lua file or [[FileData]] object.
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Creates a new Thread from a filename, string or [[FileData]] object containing Lua code.
  
 
== Function==
 
== Function==

Revision as of 17:47, 14 January 2019

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

Creates a new Thread from a filename, string or FileData object containing Lua code.

Function

Available since LÖVE 0.9.0
This variant is not supported in earlier versions.

Synopsis

thread = love.thread.newThread( filename )

Arguments

string filename
The name of the Lua file to use as the source.

Returns

Thread thread
A new Thread that has yet to be started.

Function

Available since LÖVE 0.9.0
This variant is not supported in earlier versions.

Synopsis

thread = love.thread.newThread( fileData )

Arguments

FileData fileData
The FileData containing the Lua code to use as the source.

Returns

Thread thread
A new Thread that has yet to be started.

Function

Available since LÖVE 0.9.2
This variant is not supported in earlier versions.

Synopsis

thread = love.thread.newThread( codestring )

Arguments

string codestring
A string containing the Lua code to use as the source. It needs to either be at least 1024 characters long, or contain at least one newline.

Returns

Thread thread
A new Thread that has yet to be started.

Function

Removed in LÖVE 0.9.0
This variant is not supported in that and later versions.

Synopsis

thread = love.thread.newThread( name, filename )

Arguments

string name
The name of the thread.
string filename
The name of the File to use as source.

Returns

Thread thread
A new Thread that has yet to be started.

Function

Removed in LÖVE 0.9.0
This variant is not supported in that and later versions.

Synopsis

thread = love.thread.newThread( name, file )

Arguments

string name
The name of the thread.
File file
The file to use as source.

Returns

Thread thread
A new Thread that has yet to be started.

Function

Removed in LÖVE 0.9.0
This variant is not supported in that and later versions.

Synopsis

thread = love.thread.newThread( name, data )

Arguments

string name
The name of the thread.
Data data
The data to use as source.

Returns

Thread thread
A new Thread that has yet to be started.

See Also

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