"monty" < "python"

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Thu Mar 21 13:55:09 CET 2013


On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 11:45 PM, Roy Smith <roy at panix.com> wrote:
> In article <mailman.3582.1363853304.2939.python-list at python.org>,
>  Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
>
>> On 3/20/2013 10:03 AM, franzferdinand wrote:
>> > Ok, thanks everybody!
>>
>> Threads are like the Sorcerer's Apprentice. You can start 'em, but you
>> cannot stop 'em ;-)
>
> Of course you can stop threads.  Just call _exit().  No more threads!

I don't think Mickey Mouse knew about that call, otherwise he'd have
used it. Either that, or he had a completely saturated system and
couldn't type anything at the console, so it took the wizard's SSH
session to deal with the problem using "kill -9".

ChrisA



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