[Python-Dev] Add function to signal module for getting main thread id

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Fri Aug 30 11:39:37 CEST 2013

Le Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:24:07 +0300,
Andrew Svetlov <andrew.svetlov at gmail.com> a écrit :
> Main thread is slightly different from others.
> Signals can be subscribed from main thread only.
> Tulip has special logic for main thread.
> In application code we can explicitly know which thread is executed,
> main or not.
> But from library it's not easy.
> Tulip uses check like
>     threading.current_thread().name == 'MainThread'
> This approach has a problem: thread name is writable attribute and can
> be changed by user code.

Please at least use:

  >>> isinstance(threading.current_thread(), threading._MainThread)

But really, what we need is a threading.main_thread() function.

(Apologies for the previous incomplete reply (keyboard mishap))



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