[Python-Dev] SIGCHECK() in longobject.c

Daniel Stutzbach daniel at stutzbachenterprises.com
Mon Oct 19 01:05:54 CEST 2009

On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 5:46 PM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:

> Daniel Stutzbach <daniel <at> stutzbachenterprises.com> writes:
> > I sometimes do million-digits calculations that I want to interrupt using
> Control-C.(particularly when I didn't *intend* to do a million-digits
> calculation... ;) )--
> Sure, but it's no different than doing, e.g.:
>    list(range(100000000)).sort()

That's a good point, although I can't recall the last time I accidently
created a painfully large list.  I can recall the last time I started a
painfully large integer computation.

Being able to stop the interpretter with Control-C instead of kill -9 is a
minor convenience, though.  I could live without it.  (Although I can't
speak for everyone, of course)

Daniel Stutzbach, Ph.D.
President, Stutzbach Enterprises, LLC <http://stutzbachenterprises.com>
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