os._exit vs. sys.exit
peter at engcorp.com
Fri Jul 29 13:58:16 CEST 2005
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.
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