[Python-Dev] ActiveState & fork & Perl
akuchlin at mems-exchange.org
Tue Jun 8 03:22:59 CEST 1999
Skip Montanaro writes:
>True enough, but as Guido pointed out, enabling threads by default would
>immediately make the Mac a second-class citizen. Test cases and demos would
One possibility might be NSPR, the Netscape Portable Runtime,
which provides platform-independent threads and I/O on Mac, Win32, and
Unix. Perhaps a thread implementation could be written that sat on
top of NSPR, in addition to the existing pthreads implementation.
(You'd probably only use NSPR on the Mac, though; there seems no
point in adding another layer of complexity to Unix and Windows.)
A.M. Kuchling http://starship.python.net/crew/amk/
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