Can't suspend a thread?

Tim Roberts timr at
Wed Sep 25 01:56:51 EDT 2002

aahz at (Aahz) wrote:
>Robert Oschler <Oschler at> wrote:
>>I was hoping to have a master thread that woke up and suspended several
>>other threads dynamically, as needed.  From the books I have, that seems to
>>be impossible in Python?  Is this true?  If so, is there a workaround?
>Threads suspend themselves; they can be woken up by other threads.

It is worth pointing out that this "restriction" is not a Python thing; it
is an operating system thing.
- Tim Roberts, timr at
  Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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