[Python-Dev] Signals+Threads (PyGTK waking up 10x/sec).

Isaac Morland ijmorlan at cs.uwaterloo.ca
Fri Dec 14 18:38:55 CET 2007

On Mon, 10 Dec 2007, Guido van Rossum wrote:

> I think we successfully resolved this. Adam Olsen will produce a patch
> that allows one to specify a single file descriptor to which a zero
> byte will be written by the C-level signal handler. Twisted and PyGTK

I'm surprised that the byte is zero, rather than being the signal number. 
This would reflect the way C-level signal handlers work, where they are I 
believe called with the signal number.  Is any discussion of this point 
conveniently available online?  I ask for my own understanding, and 
definitely not out of a desire to re-open any settled issues!

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