Call a function when a thread exits
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Fri May 8 10:57:07 EDT 2009
On 8 Mag, 03:33, Carl Banks <pavlovevide... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On May 7, 6:12 pm, "Giampaolo Rodola'" <gne... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm searching for a smooth way to call a certain function when a
> > thread has finished its job.
> > I guess I can keep calling isAlive() in a loop and call my function
> > when it returns False but it's not very elegant.
> > Actually I'm a bit surprised it doesn't exists an "atexit" function.
> > Something like:
> > import threading, time
> > def myfun():
> > time.sleep(1)
> > print "hello"
> > def cleanup():
> > print "thread finished, starting cleanup operations..."
> > t = threading.Thread(target=myfun)
> > t.atexit(target=cleanup)
> > t.start()
> > Is there a reason why there's no such thing in the threading module?
> You can define your target function to clean up on exit. Using your
> definitions of myfun and cleanup,
> def mycleanfun():
> t = threading.Thread(target=mycleanfun)
> Carl Banks
Yes, I know. I was wondering if it could be a good idea proposing
something like an atexit() function to be included in threading
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