[Python-Dev] draft PEP: Trace and Profile Support for Threads

Aahz aahz@pythoncraft.com
Wed, 23 Apr 2003 18:40:05 -0400

On Wed, Apr 23, 2003, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> Aahz:
>> Hrm.  While I don't want to overload what looks like a simple PEP, I'd
>> like some thoughts about how this ought to interact with thread-local
>> storage (if at all).  There are some modules (notably the BCD module)
>> that need to keep track of state on a per-thread basis, but without
>> requiring a user of the module to do the work.
> IMO you can do thread-local storage just fine by attaching private
> attributes to threading.currentThread().

Agreed -- *if* Jeremy goes for your threading-only solution.  If this
PEP hooks in at a lower level, that's going to require that everything
else built on top of threads work at a lower level, too.

Seems to me that this is a good argument for module-level properties,
BTW, or we require that all module attributes be set only through
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