os._exit vs. sys.exit
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Fri Jul 29 14:19:45 CEST 2005
"Peter Hansen" <peter at engcorp.com> wrote in message
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> Andrew Dalke wrote:
>> sys.exit() is identical to "raise SystemExit()". It raises a Python
>> exception which may be caught at a higher level in the program stack.
> And which *is* caught at the highest levels of threading.Thread objects
> (which Timer is based on). Exceptions raised (and caught or not) in a
> Thread do not have any effect on the main thread, and thus don't affect
> the interpreter as a whole.
Thanks for the clarifications. One more question, can I catch this
exception in my main thread and then do another sys.exit() to kill the whole
Apparently sys.exit() allows the program to clean up resources and exit
gracefully, while os._exit() is rather abrupt.
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