[Python-ideas] Thread stopping

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Fri Mar 30 12:14:43 CEST 2012

Matt Joiner wrote:
> Wouldn't it be better to raise a SystemExit in a thread you want
> interrupted?

I must admit I'm rather confused about this suggestion. Do you mean the thread 
itself should raise SystemExit? If so, why not just exit the normal way?

If you mean the main thread somehow injects a SystemExit in another thread, 
how would you do that? Perhaps I'm missing something obvious, but I don't know 
how to do that.


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