Progress printing with threads?

AB ab396356 at
Wed Jul 1 07:52:28 UTC 2020

Hello. I am unsure how to proceed about printing progress in my 

Suppose the program is processing a very big file and is 
iterating the file's bytes using a for loop. The processing takes 
several minutes and I want a progress percentage be printed every 
2 seconds in this manner:

Progress: 0.40%
Progress: 3.20%
Progress: 5.73%

Is it a good idea to std.concurrency.spawn a new thread and pass 
to it
     cast(float)i * 100 / fileSize
somehow? If not, what's a better way to do this?

This example code shows my situation:

     MmFile  input       = new MmFile(/* ... */);
     ulong   fileSize    = input.length;

     for (ulong i = 0; i < fileSize; ++i)
         // ...

Thanks in advance.

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