[Python-3000] threading, part 2
jason.orendorff at gmail.com
Fri Aug 11 18:04:09 CEST 2006
On 8/11/06, Josiah Carlson <jcarlson at uci.edu> wrote:
> Slawomir Nowaczyk <slawomir.nowaczyk.847 at student.lu.se> wrote:
> > But it should not be done lightly and never when the code is not
> > specifically expecting it.
> If you don't want random exceptions being raised in your threads, then
> don't use this method that is capable of raising exceptions somewhat
I agree. The only question is how dire the warnings should be.
I'll answer that question with another question: Are we going to make
the standard library robust against asynchronous exceptions? For
example, class Thread has an attribute __stopped that is set using
code similar to the example code I posted. An exception at just the
wrong time would kill the thread while leaving __stopped == False.
Maybe that particular case is worth fixing, but to find and fix them
all? Better to put strong warnings on this one method: may cause
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