[Python-Dev] Issue #10348: concurrent.futures doesn't work on BSD

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Thu Dec 30 21:43:13 CET 2010

On Thu, 30 Dec 2010 12:36:47 -0800
Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:

> Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> >> And, again, the threading-based API in concurrent.futures should work
> >> fine anyway. Do you suggest we selectively disable the process-based
> >> API?
> > 
> > Yes. Importing concurrent.futures.process should fail.
> If I understand correctly, it is possible to adjust BSD so that this 
> will work -- as a user I would much rather be informed of that, even as 
>   just a caution, than to have Python not have the functionality even 
> after I had fixed the OS problems.
> Mind you, I have no idea how hard it would be to make this happen in the 
> module in an intelligent way.

As I said, we can just emit a Warning instead of raising an exception.



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