No threading.start_new_thread(), useful addition?
Hendrik van Rooyen
hendrik at microcorp.co.za
Thu Oct 8 17:16:39 CEST 2009
On Thursday, 8 October 2009 13:24:14 Christian Heimes wrote:
> Laszlo Nagy wrote:
> > But really thread.start_new_thread is better:
> > import thread.start_new_thread as thr
> > thr(my_function,arg1,arg2)
> Please don't use the thread module directly, especially the
> start_new_thread function. It a low level function that bypasses the
> threading framework. The is no good reason to use this function in favor
> of threading.Thread().
I have seen this advice a couple of times now, and I do not understand it.
From my perspective (which is admittedly jaundiced) Threading just adds a
bunch of superfluous stuff like a run method and other weird things that I
cannot see a need for.
The simplicity of this kind of code:
which then gets started with thread.start_new_thread, does it for me.
What does the Threading module buy me, other than a formal OO approach?
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