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Safer wrapper for Windows-API Semaphore

version 1.0.1 (11 KB) by Igor
A semaphore for Matlab


Updated 15 Oct 2018

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Editor's Note: This file was selected as MATLAB Central Pick of the Week

A slightly safer Matlab wrapper for Win32-API Semaphore objects.
Allows to limit number of processes, that are allowed to enter a specific session of code simultaneously.
The code is based on by Andrew Smart.
The main changes in this version are:
* Allows to specify wait timeout
* Added a Matlab wrapper that automatically creates unique identifiers
* removed POSIX version

1. Run "semaphore_build_mex.m" to build the mex
2. Run "demo_semaphore.m" to take a look on how it works

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Igor (2021). Safer wrapper for Windows-API Semaphore (, GitHub. Retrieved .

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