Aborting a read with pySerial

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Thu Nov 12 02:03:23 CET 2009

In article <4af50316$0$1610$742ec2ed at news.sonic.net>,
John Nagle  <nagle at animats.com> wrote:
>I'm using pySerial to read from a serial port.  One thread reads from
>the port, with no timeout.  Another thread handles output and other
>tasks.  This works fine until I want to shut down the program.  I can't
>reliably break the program out of the read when it's waiting.  On
>Windows, closing the serial port will abort the read, but that seems to
>have no effect on Linux.
>I know, I could put a timeout on the read and handle all those null
>returns.  Is there a better way?

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