Killing a Thread
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Fri Jan 29 22:17:52 CET 2010
En Thu, 28 Jan 2010 10:25:30 -0300, Richard Lamboj
<richard.lamboj at bilcom.at> escribió:
> which Method is better to kill a Thread? Using Thread Events, or a
> raising a
> Exception? Maybe someone has a small example for me?
The best way is simply NOT to do that. You don't kill a thread, you ask it
to commit suicide. There is no reliable way to forcefully shut down
The thread must periodically check some value (perhaps an Event object; in
simple cases any variable will do) and (cleanly) exit when asked to.
Threads that run pure Python code may be interrupted using the API call
PyThreadState_SetAsyncExc; look for a recipe using ctypes to call it from
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