Kill a function while it's being executed

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Tue Feb 17 14:25:09 EST 2009

On 2009-02-17 12:53, Noam Aigerman wrote:
> Hi,
> Sorry for resurrecting an old thread, but it just bothers me that this
> is the best way that python has to deal with killing running
> functions... it's quite an ugly hack, no?
> Is it a feature that's needed bit missing from python, or is it left out
> on purpose (same way like java has deprecated thread.stop and
> thread.suspend because they were not safe)?

Left out on purpose because it is not safe.

Robert Kern

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