An object that coordinates the operation of multiple threads of execution within the same application.
- iOS 2.0+
- macOS 10.0+
- Mac Catalyst 13.0+
- tvOS 9.0+
- watchOS 2.0+
NSLock object can be used to mediate access to an application’s global data or to protect a critical section of code, allowing it to run atomically.
You should not use this class to implement a recursive lock. Calling the
lock method twice on the same thread will lock up your thread permanently. Use the
NSRecursive class to implement recursive locks instead.
Unlocking a lock that is not locked is considered a programmer error and should be fixed in your code. The
NSLock class reports such errors by printing an error message to the console when they occur.