[stdlib-sig] futures - a new package for asynchronous execution
jnoller at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 19:49:20 CET 2010
On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 12:27 PM, Jeffrey Yasskin <jyasskin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> In any case, I've updated the docs and PEP to indicate that deadlocks are
> Thanks. I still disagree, and think users are much more likely to be
> surprised by occasional deadlocks due to cycles of executors than they are
> about guaranteed deadlocks from cycles of futures, but I don't want to be
> the only one holding up the PEP by insisting on this.
> I think there are places the names could be improved, and Jesse probably has
> an opinion on exactly where this should go in the package hierarchy, but I
> think it will make a good addition to the standard library. Thanks for
> working on it!
Yes; I think this needs to be part of a new "concurrent" package in
the stdlib - e.g. concurrent.futures, understanding things within
multiprocessing will be put in there shortly, and possibly other
things such as a threadpool and other common sugary abstractions.
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