Problem breaking out of a thread

Mr. Neutron nicktsocanos at charter.net
Fri Aug 23 15:00:33 CEST 2002


Hi,
	I have a threading.Thread object. inside it has

	class DooDad(threading.Thread):
		...
		def run(self):
			while self.bRunning
			try:
				self.Think()
			except KeyboardInterrupt,e:
				self.stop()


		def stop(self):
			self.bRunning = 0

		...

	later on in my main program I hook Ctrl-C signal

			def mysighandler(signum,stack):
				raise KeyboardInterrupt,"Yikes!"

			signal.signal(signal.SIGQUIT,mysighandler)

			Jimmy = DooDad(...)
			Jimmy.start()
			while 1:
				try:
					signal.pause()
					if(Jimmy.bRunning == 0): break
				except KeyboardInterrupt, e:
					print e
					break

			Jimmy.join()


	Now when this program is running, the thread reports that it accepted a
	interrupt, and that is fine. However, it just freezes up, and never
	breaks out of the main loop. I have tried a few ways to get the main
	loop to break out but nothing has worked.

	at this point I don't need a thread, but I would like to know what
	I did wrong and why it just locks up when I hit ctrl-c.

	I am working in IDLE, if that makes any difference?

Thanks



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