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Re: Threads: How to kill a thread manually?

by Elian (Parson)
on Apr 26, 2005 at 18:35 UTC ( #451719=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Threads: How to kill a thread manually?

You can't kill threads, on purpose -- it's horribly dangerous and pretty much guaranteed to corrupt internal state. Not good.

What you want is to have thread 1 check the state of thread 2 occasionally and cleanly exit when it's done. (Or, if you just want to completely kill the process, have thread 2 do a hard exit, but that'll not run DESTROY methods and such, which is probably not what you want)

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