[Python-Dev] Autoloading? (Making Queue.Queue easier to use)

john.m.camara@comcast.net john.m.camara at comcast.net
Wed Oct 12 18:04:13 CEST 2005

> Skip write:
> Is the Queue class very useful outside a multithreaded context?  The notion
> of a queue as a data structure has meaning outside of threaded applications.
> Its presence might seduce a new programmer into thinking it is subtly
> different than it really is.  A cursory test suggests that it works, though
> q.get() on a empty queue seems a bit counterproductive.  Also, Queue objects
> are probably quite a bit less efficient than lists.  Taken as a whole,
> perhaps a stronger attachment with the threading module isn't such a bad
> idea.
Maybe Queue belongs in a module called synchronize to avoid any confusions.

John M. Camara

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