[Tutor] Thread deamon

Danny Yoo dyoo at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu
Mon Aug 22 20:11:05 CEST 2005

On Mon, 22 Aug 2005, Jorge Louis de Castro wrote:

> Anyone knows how to setDaemon(True) or pass it as an argument to
> start_new_thread() with the code snippet below?
> server.listen(1)
> thread.start_new_thread(run_server,(server,))
> Otherwise the thread stops running when I close the telnet client (even
> using Unix's & operator for background running)

Hi Jorge,

It appears that you're using the low-level thread library:


But it looks like you're looking at threading.setDaemon(), which comes
as part of the high-level 'threading' library.


Those are two separate modules: 'threading' builds on top of 'thread', so
I'd recommend using 'threading'.  You can replace:



    child = threading.Thread(target=run_server, args=(server,))

Hope this helps!

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