[pydotorg-www] Fwd: A little mistake, Agustin
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Sat Dec 18 10:32:14 CET 2010
The best course of action is to allow site edits by users.
On Sat, Dec 18, 2010 at 4:26 AM, Michael Foord <mfoord at python.org> wrote:
> A reader has reported an error (and I'm pretty sure he's correct - see
> below) in the article at:
> This article isn't in the website svn and so I can't just correct it. I
> assume it is an old-and-no-longer-maintained article. The article itself
> starts with "This is an unfinished draft!".
> I think the best course of action is just to delete it from the website.
> Anyone disagree?
> All the best,
> -------- Original Message -------- Subject: A little mistake, Agustin Date:
> Fri, 17 Dec 2010 19:00:59 -0500 From: salmeron at london.com To:
> webmaster at python.org
> Hello guys,
> I am computer engineer with big experience developing in C/C++.
> First of all thanks for your work, I think it is a great contribution.
> I was reading this page http://www.python.org/doc/essays/threads.html
> And in my opinion the following paragraph contain a tiny mistake.
> The words underlain are in reverse order, so will be [.... from locked to
> unlocked ..... ]
> A lock is an object with two states: locked and unlocked. Initially, it
> is in the unlocked state. It has two methods: acquire() and release(). The
> acquire() method changes the lock from the unlocked into the locked state.
> This is like setting a semaphore to unsafe and entering the stretch of
> railroad tracks guarded by the semaphore. The release() method changes the
> lock from *unlocked to locked*; it is like leaving the stretch and
> resetting the semaphore to safe. When acquire() is called on a lock that is
> already locked, the operation *blocks* until another thread invokes the
> release() method. This is like a train waiting to enter the stretch until
> the semaphore signals safe. It is illegal to call release() when the lock is
> unlocked. This would be like a train leaving the guarded stretch without
> having set the semaphore to unsafe on entering -- a crash may occur!
> Thanks a lot.
> I have some time, so I would like to collaborate with the project in any
> Agustin Fuentes.
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