Am 19.10.2010 19:47, schrieb email@example.com:
On 04:50 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
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Current Python lacks support for "aio_*" syscalls to do async IO. I think this could be a nice addition for python 3.3.
Adding more platform wrappers is always nice.
Exactly so. Exposing platform APIs as-is really doesn't need much discussion, except when the platform wrapper is going to deviate significantly from the platform API. There is a long tradition of exposing even obscure unixish APIs in Python, making it the #1 language to write exotic scripts in. We definitely want to continue this tradition.
Please refrain from trying to come up with "abstractions", though; this should be outside of Python for the moment. Covering both Unix AIO and Windows completion ports (say) may be quite a challenge (but then, JP may have some view on this).