Threads in Python version 1.5, thread doesn't start until calling process dies

Aahz Maruch aahz at
Sat Jul 28 13:54:14 EDT 2001

In article <a99a629c.0107250601.6b83cb8b at>,
Ken Tabacchi <kentabacchi at> wrote:
>I am having some trouble with a threadded process in Python version
>1.5.  It seems that the thread does not start until the calling
>process has died.  The thread starts immediately when the following
>program is run under Python version 2.1.

There were a lot of thread bugs fixed between Python 1.5 and Python 2.0,
and I think a few more got fixed between 2.0 and 2.1.  I strongly
recommend that threaded applications use 2.0.1 or higher.
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