[ Version ( since = "2.32" ) ]
public Thread (string? name, owned ThreadFunc<T> func)

This function creates a new thread.

The new thread starts by invoking func with the argument data. The thread will run until func returns or until exit is called from the new thread. The return value of func becomes the return value of the thread, which can be obtained with join.

The name can be useful for discriminating threads in a debugger. It is not used for other purposes and does not have to be unique. Some systems restrict the length of name to 16 bytes.

If the thread can not be created the program aborts. See Thread.try if you want to attempt to deal with failures.

If you are using threads to offload (potentially many) short-lived tasks, ThreadPool may be more appropriate than manually spawning and tracking multiple Threads.

To free the struct returned by this function, use g_thread_unref. Note that join implicitly unrefs the Thread as well.

New threads by default inherit their scheduler policy (POSIX) or thread priority (Windows) of the thread creating the new thread.

This behaviour changed in GLib 2.64: before threads on Windows were not inheriting the thread priority but were spawned with the default priority. Starting with GLib 2.64 the behaviour is now consistent between Windows and POSIX and all threads inherit their parent thread's priority.



an (optional) name for the new thread


a function to execute in the new thread


an argument to supply to the new thread


the new Thread