[Python-Dev] Status of thread cancellation

skip at pobox.com skip at pobox.com
Thu Mar 15 15:41:31 CET 2007

    >> I just proposed to implement thread cancellation for the SoC.  Is
    >> there any prior work where one could start?

    Jean-Paul> The outcome of some prior work, at least:

    Jean-Paul>   http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/guide/misc/threadPrimitiveDeprecation.html

I responded to that.  I got the impression reading that page that the killed
thread doesn't regain control so it can't clean up its potentially
inconsistent data structures.  I inferred from Martin's proposal that he
expected the thread to be able to catch the exception.  Perhaps he can
elaborate on what cleanup actions the dying thread will be allowed to


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