[Python-Dev] [Python-checkins] cpython: Close #12028: Make threading._get_ident() public, rename it to

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Tue May 31 07:44:17 CEST 2011

On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 7:04 AM, victor.stinner
<python-checkins at python.org> wrote:
> +.. function:: get_ident()
> +
> +   Return the 'thread identifier' of the current thread.  This is a nonzero
> +   integer.  Its value has no direct meaning; it is intended as a magic cookie
> +   to be used e.g. to index a dictionary of thread-specific data.  Thread
> +   identifiers may be recycled when a thread exits and another thread is
> +   created.

That's not quite true - the Thread id isn't relinquished until the
Thread object itself is destroyed, rather than when the underlying
thread finishes execution (i.e. the lifecycle of a_thread.ident is the
same as that of id(a_thread)).


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