[issue12960] threading.Condition is not a class

Nikolaus Rath report at bugs.python.org
Sun Sep 11 15:37:19 CEST 2011

New submission from Nikolaus Rath <Nikolaus at rath.org>:

According to http://docs.python.org/library/threading.html#condition-objects, threading.Condition is a class. However, in fact it turns out to be function that constructs a _Condition instance.

I don't know the reason for that, but it seems to me that either Condition should be a class, or the reason for it being a function should be documented so that people who I would like to inherit from Conditionknow if that is not supported, or if they can safely inherit from _Condition instead.

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 143864
nosy: Nikratio, docs at python
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: threading.Condition is not a class
type: behavior
versions: Python 2.6, Python 2.7, Python 3.1, Python 3.2, Python 3.3, Python 3.4

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