How to stop a SocketServer?

Skip Montanaro skip at
Mon Jun 24 18:36:16 EDT 2002

    Daniel> I faced this problem with a simple chat server I wrote.  I
    Daniel> expected that termination of the server with <ctrl-C> should
    Daniel> have stopped it immediately, but it instead waits until some
    Daniel> communication is received from each thread that was stopped at a
    Daniel> read().

Just make all the non-main threads daemon threads.  I believe the main
thread will be the one to catch the Ctrl-C.  It can then cleanup and exit.
Assuming it's the only non-daemon thread, the application will also exit.

Skip Montanaro
skip at

More information about the Python-list mailing list