[Tutor] question about importing threads

shawn bright nephish at gmail.com
Sat Dec 30 16:13:15 CET 2006

Kent, Thanks.
this is great. Yes, when i start the thread, i also pass the gtk object to
kinda like this.

serial_1 = Serial1(self.serial_1_buffer, self.serial_1_view)

so i am wanting to change that, but i do not exactly know how to stop a
thread once i have it running, so that i could start another one.

anyway, thanks for the link and the info, i am going to get started on
testing this right away. This long a .py script is becomming a headache and
i think it will be easier by far if it is pulled apart somewhat.

thanks again

On 12/30/06, Kent Johnson <kent37 at tds.net> wrote:
> shawn bright wrote:
> > Hello there all.
> > i have an app that has grown to about 4000 lines. It uses 6 threads and
> > a GTK2 GUI.
> > i was wondering if i could split it into seperate files that i could
> > import. Each thread is a class.
> That should be fine.
> > i did not think that this would be a problem, but some of the threads
> > pass information to views and buffers.
> How do the threads find out about the views and buffers? If they are
> global objects then you will have a problem. If they are passed to the
> threads as parameters then it should be fine.
> > If i had a thread outside of the main file, could i pass a gtk object to
> > it so that it could write to it when it needed too?
> Yes.
> > and one last thing. If i did this, would i be able to only import the
> > class when i started the thread, and then re-import it if i started the
> > thread later . If so, this would allow me to work on a thread without
> > having to restart the main program, and i could let the other threads
> > keep running. As i find bugs, i could squash them without loosing any
> > functionality of the other threads. Then if i wanted to stop or restart
> > a thread by clicking a button, i could just re-import the class.
> >
> > is this ok ?
> You can use reload() to update a module that has been changed. You will
> also have to recreate any objects that were created from classes in the
> module so they become instances of the modified module. You might be
> interested in this recipe:
> http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python/Recipe/160164
> Kent
> >
> > thanks
> > shawn
> >
> >
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