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How to kill a thread

How to kill a thread

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Hello everybody!
Well, this is not a very lively thread J
Anyway, I have a question…
I’m writing a multithreaded application. Suppose I have a my thread class

class MY_THREAD

inherit
      THREAD
feature
    execute is
    do
        from
        until
            FALSE
        loop
        end
    end

end -- class MY_THREAD

and I run it from the parent class

class PARENT
create
    make
feature {NONE}
    make is
    do
        create thr
        thr.launch
    end
feature
    thr: MY_THREAD
end -- class PARENT

Now the question is, since thread has an infinite loop is there a way to kill that thread from PARENT class or this thread is going to live there forever? Let’s assume that the application doesn’t exit when make of parent finishes execution.

Thanks in advance,
Eugene.

RE: How to kill a thread

Hi,

  I've never used Eiffel threads, I can just give you some ideas.
Assuming you are using the EiffelThread library, you may try the "yield" procedure defined in THREAD_CONTROL (THREAD inherits from this class).

--
Globos

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