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Python module for running tasks within a limited amount of threads

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Descriptions can be found in the markdown README.

New features:

  • start_thread now returns the Thread object

  • Added ThreadStarter Class. This class can run a separate thread for the sole purpose of starting threads with MaxThreads

  • Removed ThreadStarter Class because the new way start_thread is written makes this class obsolete (it no longer blocks while waiting for a thread to become available).

  • Added the ability to prioritize tasks started by start_thread

  • Changed how the stop function works also added a start function that can be called after stop to restart

  • The priority variable can now be a tuple

  • Changed name of start_thread to the more accurate add_task (the old name can still be used)

  • Fixed bug in the stop function where it wouldn’t work if the priority variable in previously added tasks still in the queue was anything else than an integer.

  • Fixed bug in the empty_queue where it would empty the queue then block indefinitely.

  • Removed start function because tasks are now deleted in the stop function.

  • Added get_task_queue_count function

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