trying to kill threads
lac at strakt.com
Sat Feb 8 00:56:00 CET 2003
> I'm trying to figure out how to kill a python thread in a way that won't
> trash the interpreter or memory. I have a program that allows a user to use
> our pre-defined python functions to create threads and run his/her own
> function. But when the stop button is pressed, I want to get rid of the
> threads the user created fairly quickly.
> I'm sure every understands the futility of using kill() with python.
> Any suggestions?
You cannot stand outside a thread and kill it. You must arrange for
your thread to cooperate. It must know how to commit suicide, and you
must have a way to communicate to it 'die now'. See this thread.
from 2 weeks ago about this.
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