17.5. dummy_thread — Drop-in replacement for the thread module


The dummy_thread module has been renamed to _dummy_thread in Python 3.0. The 2to3 tool will automatically adapt imports when converting your sources to 3.0; however, you should consider using the high-lever dummy_threading module instead.

This module provides a duplicate interface to the thread module. It is meant to be imported when the thread module is not provided on a platform.

Suggested usage is:

    import thread as _thread
except ImportError:
    import dummy_thread as _thread

Be careful to not use this module where deadlock might occur from a thread being created that blocks waiting for another thread to be created. This often occurs with blocking I/O.

Previous topic

17.4. dummy_threading — Drop-in replacement for the threading module

Next topic

17.6. multiprocessing — Process-based “threading” interface

This Page