[Python-Dev] Threading idea -- exposing a global thread lock
barry at python.org
Tue Mar 14 06:08:45 CET 2006
On Mon, 2006-03-13 at 23:06 -0500, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> +1 on the idea, -1000 on the name. It's neither atomic nor a
> transaction. I believe that "critical section" is a more common term for
> what you're proposing.
> Probably the primitive could be placed in the thread or threading module,
> so that it would be something like:
> with threading.critical_section():
> # ...
Or even <shudder> threading.synchronized(). But in any event, +1 on the
idea and on sticking the primitive in threading.
> It might be nice to be able to escape out of the critical section using a
> nested with: statement, as this would allow you to treat much of a program
> as single-threaded, and then selectively allow task switching. But I'm not
> sure what you'd call that API. :)
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