[Python-Dev] ActiveState & fork & Perl
fredrik at pythonware.com
Tue Jun 8 01:38:02 CEST 1999
> Having threads by default will make a lot of things much simpler
> (in terms of knowing the default platform). Can't tell you how
> many times I curse to find that the default RedHat distribution
> (as of 5.x) did not use threads, even though they are well-
> supported on Linux.
I have a vague memory that once upon a time, the standard
X libraries shipped with RedHat weren't thread safe, and
Tkinter didn't work if you compiled Python with threads.
but I might be wrong and/or that may have changed...
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