[Python-Dev] Add an optional timeout to lock operations

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Wed Nov 18 14:50:25 CET 2009

Jesse Noller <jnoller <at> gmail.com> writes:
> Nick is right, many of the BSDs and FreeBSD up until fairly recently  
> did not have named shared semaphore support. Still yet, the behavior  
> is broken on some OSes such as OS X which you have to work around.

The core locking support only uses anonymous semaphores (they don't need to be
shared accross processes obviously).



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