threads only called once?

Steve Holden sholden at
Wed Aug 7 16:03:29 CEST 2002

"Aahz" <aahz at> wrote in message
news:air62c$me6$1 at
> In article <3d50bee4.90759015 at News.CIS.DFN.DE>,
> Gerson Kurz <moc.q-dnan-p at> wrote:
> >On Tue, 06 Aug 2002 13:51:00 GMT, "Ian McMeans" <imcmeans at>
> >wrote:
> >>
> >>Why can't the thread be started again if it's not alive (ie not
running)? Am
> >>I missing something here?
> >
> >I run into that, too, and I felt its pretty stupid. (Why! this
> >limitation. It can't be just because the documentation says "at most
> >once", it has to have a technical reason).
> Because the thread is dead -- don't mistake the class instance for the
> underlying construct it proxies.  In a similar way, you can't re-use a
> socket once it's closed; you have to re-open it.

Reading and following the documentation is just too much trouble. Why
doesn't Python do what I want?

Steve Holden                       
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