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Python threading: logging exceptions during the `run`

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/19

In A few observations on Python while I made my first steps into it, I mentioned the standard threading idiom in Python by wrapping the thread in a function. This has the drawback of having to catch and handle any exceptions in that function.

The higher level [WayBack] threading module has a [WayBack] Thread class with a [WayBack] run() method does not handle exceptions either.

For investigation of threading issues, it’s very convenient to know about the exceptions in a thread and their context.

So I’ve made a small base class that automagically logs any exceptions during a run:

import threading

from log import Log

class ExceptionLoggingThread(threading.Thread):

    def __init__(self):
        self.logger = Log().getLogger()

    def run_logic(self):
        self.logger.debug("Thread started.")

    def run(self):
            self.logger.exception('Exception in `run`')


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