is it safe to stop a thread?

Aahz Maruch aahz at
Tue May 22 19:50:54 EDT 2001

In article <3B0AFDEF.44E29573 at>,
Dustin Boswell  <boswell at> wrote:
>I'm writing a client that needs to access various web sites
>periodically, but the problem is that every once in a while a network
>glitch will happen so that urlopen() hangs forever (hitting CTRL-C
>shows it was on a read() ). This is similar to using Netscape and
>having to click "stop" and then "reload" on a page that won't fully

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