timer

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Tue Jun 30 00:32:26 CEST 2009


superpollo wrote:
> hi folks.
> 
> the follwing shoud print 'stuff' for 3 seconds and then stop. why it 
> does not work? (prints stuff forever)
> 
>       1 #!/usr/bin/python
>       2
>       3 import threading
>       4 import sys
>       5
>       6 t = threading.Timer(3.0, sys.exit)
>       7 t.start()
>       8 while True:
>       9     print "stuff ",
> 
The Timer runs the function in another thread. Perhaps sys.exit is just
exiting that thread and not the main thread.



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