threads killing other threads

Paul Rubin phr-n2002a at nightsong.com
Fri Feb 8 02:16:05 CET 2002


weeks at vitus.scs.agilent.com (Greg Weeks) writes:
> I've occasionally wanted thread objects to have an exit() method, so that
> one thread could interrrupt and kill another.  This doesn't seem to be 
> available, perhaps because POSIX threads don't support it.
> 
> Is that correct?
> 
> Is there some reason why threads killing threads would be undesirable or
> hard to implement?

What you really want is a way to let threads raise asynchronous
exceptions in other threads.  There's some discussion of this in

http://sf.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=502236&group_id=5470&atid=105470



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