returning a value from a thread

Jeff Shannon jeff at
Thu Jul 15 01:11:21 CEST 2004

Ken Godee wrote:

> I'm weaving quite a snake here already, there's even more modules
> in the flow then what I've mentioned, including GUI stuff.
> Didn't want to rewrite or make it tougher than need be just
> to get a single value back to module1.

You may want to look further into your GUI toolkit, as well.  I know 
that wxPython has a thread-safe way of sending messages to a particular 
window (wxPostEvent), which can be used to signal task completion.  I 
don't specifically know about other toolkits, but I wouldn't be  at all 
surprised if this is a common feature, since signalling worker-thread 
completion *is* a fairly common task in GUI programs.

Jeff Shannon
Credit International

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