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fathom88

Question on Threads in VC++

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I'm modifying someone's code. I see they use CreateThread to spawn processing threads. They use an event to trigger an exit for the threads. I noticed they use the same m_hProcThread everytime they do a CreateThread. However, they never call CloseHandle on the thread handle. Is this correct? Or is it just a style thing? I don't want to change anything if I don't have to. I don't like to disturb people's code. Thanks.

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This isn't invalid, when a process terminates, all open handles are closed and all running threads are terminated1. It's just not tidy.

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1. It is possible to have a deadlock on exit.

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Note that you can immediately close the handle if you don't actually need it, and then there is nothing to clean up.

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