October 28, 2011
MonitorMixin is pretty awesome, it allows you to safely perform operations that can be thread-unsafe any class can be MonitorMixin enabled quite easily.
That was half of the story, now to really protect your potentially unsafe operations you need to guard them inside a syncronize block: That is it, now you can turn your potentially unsafe operations into safer ones by doing:
Problem arises when you try to override initialize
If we used this code we would get an error about initialize having the wrong number of arguments, looking in google i ve found that i need to call super() inside my initialize method, this should be fairly obvious but make sure to use super() not super, or it wont work and i am not sure why
I am asking my self why this happens if i didnt subclass MonitorMixin, i only included it, for all i know MyClass is not a subclass of MonitorMixin, i think i will read back about the ruby object model and maybe peek a bit inside MonitorMixin to see why it is working this way
Finally here is a version that works