Author pitrou
Recipients David.Manowitz, docs@python, ggenellina, jgehrcke, pitrou, stutzbach, terry.reedy
Date 2012-03-24.10:47:51
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> I don't see why this should be considered acceptable behavior.  Why
> don't threads have their own ThreadExit exception, rather than
> overloading the use, and therefore, the meaning, of the SystemExit
> exception?  As indicated by their names, sys.exit and the SystemExit
> exception should *only* be used to exit the entire system, not just a
> thread!

I agree the situation isn't optimal. However, fixing this would also break compatibility with any application that uses sys.exit() in a thread and expects it to exit the thread, not the whole process. So we're kind of stuck with it.
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