Executing python script stored as a string
Hendrik van Rooyen
hendrik at microcorp.co.za
Tue Sep 1 13:33:53 CEST 2009
On Tuesday 01 September 2009 11:32:29 Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> Possibly there is a way to have a thread halt itself after a certain
> amount of time? I'm not an expert on threads, I've hardly ever used them.
Not automagically, as far as I can see.
You are on your own if you want to somehow kill a thread.
What I do is to wrap what I want to do in a while clause:
where runbool is a global that I set to false elsewhere when I want to stop.
There is of course nothing to stop you writing a thread with something like:
start_time = time.time()
while time.time() - start_time < some_parameter:
Which will have the effect of running for a while and then stop.
I cannot see much use use for that as it is, as it will be bloody-minded about
the time, and might chop off before the whole job is done, but one could make
it more intelligent, such that it keeps track of idle time, and aborts after
say a second (or a minute) of not doing anything useful.
Unlike you, I am a thread and queue fanatic - use them all the time.
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