Introduction to Shared Data

This lesson gives an introduction to how data can be shared between threads in C++.

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You only need to think about synchronization if you have shared, mutable data because such data is prone to data races. If you have concurrent non-synchronised read and write access to data, your program will have undefined behavior. The easiest way to visualize concurrent, unsynchronized read and write operations is to write something to std::cout​. Let’s have a look:

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