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> Why not set the hook before you start the script (from the same thread that the script runs in, I mean)?

Because it will probably slow down the script, even if the hook only
checks a flag. Plus you'll have to store the flag somewhere that the
main application can raise it when the user presses 'stop' or something.

So, I think it's easier simply to set the hook at the momemnt the thread
needs to be interrupted.

But, YMMV.