On Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 8:20 PM, Laurens Van Houtven firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
When you say "high latency" (in __exit__), what does "high" mean? Is that order of magnitude what __exit__ usually means now, or network IO included?
(Use case: distributed locking and remotely stored locks: it doesn't take a long time on network scales, but it can take a long time on CPU scales.)
The status quo can only be made to work for in-memory locks. If the release step involves network access, then it's closer to the "database transaction" use case, because the __exit__ method may need to block.