[Python-Dev] ActiveState & fork & Perl

Guido van Rossum guido at CNRI.Reston.VA.US
Mon Jun 7 19:24:45 CEST 1999

> David Ascher writes:
> >While we're at it, it'd be nice if we could provide a better answer when
> >someone asks (as "they" often do) "how do I program with threads in
> >Python" than our usual "the way you'd do it in C".  Threading tutorials
> >are very hard to come by, I've found (I got the ORA multi-threaded

Andrew Kuchling chimes in:
>      Agreed; I'd love to see a HOWTO on thread programming.  I really
> liked Andrew Birrell's introduction to threads for Modula-3; see
> http://gatekeeper.dec.com/pub/DEC/SRC/research-reports/abstracts/src-rr-035.html
> (Postscript and PDF versions available.)  Translating its approach to
> Python would be an excellent starting point.

Another idea is for someone to finish the thread tutorial that I
started early 1998 (and never finished because I realized that it
needed the threading module and some thread-safety patches to urllib
for the examples I had in mind to work).  It's actually on the website 
(but unlinked-to): http://www.python.org/doc/essays/threads.html

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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