[docs] [issue6634] sys.exit() called from threads other than the main one: undocumented behaviour

Terry J. Reedy report at bugs.python.org
Sat Sep 25 18:20:43 CEST 2010

Terry J. Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> added the comment:

I do not use threads so I cannot comment on the technical issue.

Since the current behavior is not clearly a bug, I do not think a change would or know that it should be applied to 2.7/3.1. So I suggest that you both

1. Suggest a doc patch on this issue. That should not controversial and might be quickly applied.

2. Submit a separate feature request issue to change behavior in 3.2 or beyond. You could request that the change be backported to 2.7 and try to make a case for doing so.

Unless you can quickly write a tested patch, such a change in unlikely to make it into 3.2 anyway. And even then, no guarantee.


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