[Python-Dev] ActiveState & fork & Perl

Jack Jansen jack at oratrix.nl
Tue Jun 8 14:47:44 CEST 1999

>     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.
> See http://www.mozilla.org/docs/refList/refNSPR/.

NSPR looks rather promising! Does anyone has any experiences with it? What I'd 
also be interested in is experiences in how it interacts with the "real" I/O 
system, i.e. can you mix and match NSPR calls with normal os calls, or will 
that break things?

The latter is important for Python, because there are lots of external 
libraries, and while some are user-built (image libraries, gdbm, etc) and 
could conceivably be converted to use NSPR others are not...
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