[Python-Dev] defaultdict proposal round three
ianb at colorstudy.com
Mon Feb 20 22:47:45 CET 2006
Guido van Rossum wrote:
> Why are you so keen on using a dictionary to share data between
> threads that may both modify it? IMO this is asking for trouble --
> the advice about sharing data between threads is always to use the
> Queue module.
I use them often for a shared caches. But yeah, it's harder than I
thought at first -- I think the actual cases I'm using work, since they
use simple keys (ints, strings), but yeah, thread guarantees are too
difficult to handle in general. Damn threads.
Ian Bicking / ianb at colorstudy.com / http://blog.ianbicking.org
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