gevent.threading – Implementation of the standard threading using greenlets

Implementation of the standard threading using greenlets.

Note

This module is a helper for gevent.monkey and is not intended to be used directly. For spawning greenlets in your applications, prefer higher level constructs like gevent.Greenlet class or gevent.spawn(). Attributes in this module like __threading__ are implementation artifacts subject to change at any time.

Changed in version 1.2.3: Defer adjusting the stdlib’s list of active threads until we are monkey patched. Previously this was done at import time. We are documented to only be used as a helper for monkey patching, so this should functionally be the same, but some applications ignore the documentation and directly import this module anyway.

A positive consequence is that import gevent.threading, threading; threading.current_thread() will no longer return a DummyThread before monkey-patching.

class Thread(group=None, target=None, name=None, args=(), kwargs=None, *, daemon=None)[source]

Bases: threading.Thread

This constructor should always be called with keyword arguments. Arguments are:

group should be None; reserved for future extension when a ThreadGroup class is implemented.

target is the callable object to be invoked by the run() method. Defaults to None, meaning nothing is called.

name is the thread name. By default, a unique name is constructed of the form “Thread-N” where N is a small decimal number.

args is the argument tuple for the target invocation. Defaults to ().

kwargs is a dictionary of keyword arguments for the target invocation. Defaults to {}.

If a subclass overrides the constructor, it must make sure to invoke the base class constructor (Thread.__init__()) before doing anything else to the thread.

class Timer(interval, function, args=None, kwargs=None)[source]

Bases: gevent.threading.Thread, threading.Timer

This constructor should always be called with keyword arguments. Arguments are:

group should be None; reserved for future extension when a ThreadGroup class is implemented.

target is the callable object to be invoked by the run() method. Defaults to None, meaning nothing is called.

name is the thread name. By default, a unique name is constructed of the form “Thread-N” where N is a small decimal number.

args is the argument tuple for the target invocation. Defaults to ().

kwargs is a dictionary of keyword arguments for the target invocation. Defaults to {}.

If a subclass overrides the constructor, it must make sure to invoke the base class constructor (Thread.__init__()) before doing anything else to the thread.

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