.start()

Published Jun 3, 2022
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The .start() method activates and prompts a thread object to be run.

Syntax

thread_object.start()

Each thread_object can only be run once. Otherwise, a RuntimeError will be thrown.

Example

import threading
def do_this():
print("Task done!")
my_thread = threading.Thread(target=do_this)
my_thread.start()

After the .start() method is invoked against my_thread, the target function, do_this(), will execute and the following will be printed:

Task done!

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