[Python-Dev] bug 754449 and threads raising exceptions at interpreter teardown

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Feb 11 10:26:29 EST 2004

> I don't trust the garbage collector to have any sane shutdown semantics,
> especially regarding threads.  In my own code, I always make the best
> effort to shut threads (daemon or otherwise) down explicitly.

Shutting down daemon threads is an oxymoron.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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