[Python-Dev] Re: PEP 324 (process module)
astrand at lysator.liu.se
Wed Aug 4 18:25:36 CEST 2004
> > Why not avoid threads on POSIX systems, and use select instead? My module
> > does, although it does not provide an event-like IO interface. If you get
> > rid of the threads, then you don't need the workaround code for Linux.
> Doesn't select() effectively busy-wait on "real" files (pipes and file
> descriptors obtained via open(), as opposed to network sockets) on most
> (all?) UNIXen? At least this has been my finding under Linux.
Yes, but a solution with threads will have problems as well, since read()
and friends will return EOF rather than block when you reach the end.
/Peter Åstrand <astrand at lysator.liu.se>
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