[Python-Dev] Asking for reversion
nas-python at arctrix.com
Tue Feb 5 14:41:14 EST 2019
> Could we somehow mark these APIs as experimental in 3.8?
It seems the change "e5ef45b8f519a9be9965590e1a0a587ff584c180" the
one we are discussing. It adds two new files:
It doesn't introduce new C APIs. So, only
multiprocessing.shared_memory seems public. I see we have PEP 411
that should cover this case:
The setup.py code could be more defensive. Maybe only build on
platforms that have supported word sizes etc? For 3.8, could it be
activated by uncommenting a line in Modules/Setup, rather than by
What happens in shared_memory if the _posixshmem module is not
available? On Windows it seems like an import error is raised.
Otherwise, _PosixSharedMemory becomes 'object'. Does that mean the
API still works but you lose the zero-copy speed?
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