[Python-Dev] Signals, threads, blocking C functions

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Mon Sep 4 15:30:41 CEST 2006

"Gustavo Carneiro" <gjcarneiro at gmail.com> writes:

> According to [1], all python needs to do to avoid this problem is
> block all signals in all but the main thread;

Argh, no: then people who call system() from non-main threads end up
running subprocesses with all signals masked, which breaks other
things in very mysterious ways.  Been there...

No time to read the rest of the post, maybe in a few days...


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  non-brilliant decision to use the period in abbreviations
  as well as a sentence terminator.  Had these people no
  imagination at _all_?                 -- Erik Naggum, comp.lang.lisp

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