[Python-ideas] Python 3000 TIOBE -3%

Mike Meyer mwm at mired.org
Sun Feb 12 23:42:53 CET 2012

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On Sun, 12 Feb 2012 23:14:51 +0100
Sturla Molden <sturla at molden.no> wrote:
> Den 12.02.2012 21:56, skrev Mike Meyer:
> > While it's a throwback to the 60s, it would make using threads and
> > processes more convenient, but I don't need it. Why don't you submit a
> > patch?
> I suppose the Windows implementation would do this on Linux as well? At 
> least it uses the subprocess module to spawn a new process.  Though I am 
> not sure how subprocess interacts with threads in Linux.

subprocess and threads interact *really* badly on Unix
systems. Python is missing the tools needed to deal with this
situation properly. See http://bugs.python.org/issue6923.

Just another of the minor reasons not to use threads in Python.

Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org>		http://www.mired.org/
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