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

Adam Olsen rhamph at gmail.com
Tue Sep 5 05:41:13 CEST 2006

On 9/4/06, Gustavo Carneiro <gjcarneiro at gmail.com> wrote:
>   Now, we've had this API for a long time already (at least 2.5
> years).  I'm pretty sure it works well enough on most *nix systems.
> Event if it works 99% of the times, it's way better than *failing*
> *100%* of the times, which is what happens now with Python.

Failing 99% of the time is as bad as failing 100% of the time, if your
goal is to eliminate the short timeout on poll().  1% is quite a lot,
and it would probably have an annoying tendency to trigger repeatedly
when the user does certain things (not reproducible by you of course).

That said, I do hope we can get 100%, or at least enough nines that we
can increase the timeout significantly.

Adam Olsen, aka Rhamphoryncus

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