[Python-Dev] ActiveState & fork & Perl

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Tue Jun 8 01:26:08 CEST 1999

> Not a Mac programmer, but I recall that when Steve Jobs came back, 
> they published a schedule that said threads would be available a 
> couple releases down the road. Schedules only move one way, so I'd 
> guess ActiveState is premature.

> Perhaps Christian's stackless Python would enable green threads...
> (And there are a number of things in the standard distribution which 
> don't work on Windows, either; fork and select()ing on file fds).

time to implement channels?  (Tcl's unified abstraction
for all kinds of streams that you could theoretically use
something like select on.  sockets, pipes, asynchronous
disk I/O, etc).

does select really work on ordinary files under Unix,


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