[Python-Dev] Two random and nearly unrelated ideas
Guido van Rossum
Wed, 04 Sep 2002 07:51:10 -0400
> While adding a blurb to Misc/NEWS about the change to the thread
> ticker and check interval, it occurred to me that perhaps Misc/NEWS
> would benefit from conversion to ReST format. You could pump an
> HTML version out to the website periodically.
Nice idea. How much additional mark-up would this add to quote the
occasional reST meta-character? Can you convert a section for test
and show me?
> Second (also considered during the above edit), it would be nice to
> get rid of the ticker altogether in systems with proper signal
> support. On those platforms couldn't an alarm replace polling for
> the ticker? I know signals are tricky devils, but it still seems it
> would be a win if you could use it. You'd have to install a SIGALRM
> handler which would trip periodically. It would also have to keep
> track of any alarm handler the programmer installed.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)