[Python-ideas] IDEA: do not alter default SIGINT handling

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Mon Sep 14 11:28:56 CEST 2009

MRAB schrieb:
> Benjamin Peterson wrote:
>> Bernie Innocenti <bernie at ...> writes:
>>> If we could break the syntax of "print" statements, I'm sure we
>>> can also find a satisfactory compromise for CTRL-C handling that
>>> won't affect more than 0.1% of existing Python programs.
>> It would actually be a huge compatibility break because finally statments would
>> no longer be garunteed to execute.
> Perhaps CTRL-C could be left as-is but also have a 'stronger' version
> like SHIFT-CTRL-C.

Isn't it as easy as

   signal.signal(signal.SIGINT, signal.SIG_DFL)

if you don't like the current handler?


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Four shall be the number of spaces thou shalt indent, and the number of thy
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