[Tutor] another question ( unrelated )
kent37 at tds.net
Fri Jul 20 18:21:40 CEST 2007
shawn bright wrote:
> If i have a thread, of type threading.Thread
> that i initiate with an __init__
> in the
> def run(self):
> while 1:
> do some stuff
> is there a way i can stop this thread and restart this thread from
> within itself ?
No. A thread stops by exiting the run method, then it is done. And how
would a stopped thread restart itself?
What you can do, is write your run() method to do whatever you want; in
particular it could sense some condition and re-initialize itself.
If you are using a Thread subclass and overriding run() (as opposed to
passing the run method to the constructor) you can use the subclass to
hold any state you need and you can write/call any other methods you need.
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