[Baypiggies] On Python Design

Alex Martelli aleax at google.com
Thu Mar 6 02:41:25 CET 2008

On Wed, Mar 5, 2008 at 5:39 PM, Glen Jarvis <glen at glenjarvis.com> wrote:
> PUT DOWN THE CRACK PIPE LOUISE!!!    I'm an idiot...
>  Alex, I didn't actually understand your message before I sent a reply.
>  Of course! You're right... in the __init__ of the "cool" object, I can
>  call the atexit.register() function AFTER I instantiate the
>  monitoring....
>  This way, the exit will occur only in the parent process.
>  You can disregard my previous email because obviously I was obviously
>  high on stupid when I wrote it.
>  Your solution, as simple as it is, just wasn't coming to me. I was
>  getting suddenly confused and, more importantly, worried, that I'd
>  boxed myself in the corner. This was so easy.
>  I'm on BART, waiting until I can get to embaracadero so I can send
>  this...  Is it Friday yet? =)
>  Thanks again for all of your help...

You're welcome!  It's happened to all of us, of course, not seeing the
obvious solution/approach (which may not be obvious unless you're
Dutch;-), that's why e.g. brainstorming, pair programming, and code
reviews are "best practices"...!-)


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