[Python-Dev] Signals+Threads (PyGTK waking up 10x/sec).
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Wed Dec 12 06:29:35 CET 2007
On Dec 11, 2007 6:01 PM, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > On Dec 11, 2007 4:54 PM, Jan Claeys <lists at janc.be> wrote:
> >>Almost every laptop user would benefit from it, and even some desktop or
> >>server users might save on their electric power bill...
> > Do you have data to support this claim?
> Even if it doesn't save any power, using CPU unnecessarily
> is a bad thing for any application to do on a multitasking
Hm, Apple and Microsoft don't seem to think so. They go out of their
way to implement elaborate visual effects.
Again -- is there any data about the cost of PyGTK's waking up 10x/sec
on a typical laptop or server? (The XO is a special case because it
has very different power management abilities.)
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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