2014-09-02 23:03 GMT+02:00 Matthew Woodcraft firstname.lastname@example.org:
In any case I think PEP 475 should be explaining what is going to happen to signal.siginterrupt(). Will setting flag=True be supported?
I first proposed to deprecate the function, but Charles-François thinks that it's unrelated to the PEP (it can be addressed later).
The function will still be available and work.
If so, will doing so change the behaviour of those parts of the stdlib which have already been modified to retry after EINTR?
I think that the stdlib should not handle InterruptedError exception anymore in the Python code, to simplify the code.
(I think it would be helpful if we could tell people "if you want the old EINTR behaviour, just do this simple thing". And I suppose siginterrupt flag=True is a candidate for that.)
Why do you want the old behaviour?