threading module oddness
aahz at panix.com
Thu Dec 20 18:04:18 EST 2001
In article <mailman.1008285378.3076.python-list at python.org>,
Jason Orendorff <jason at jorendorff.com> wrote:
>2. Principle of least surprise. I think a guy who's done some
> thread programming on Linux before, would likely expect Condition
> to behave as though it had a pthread cond object inside -- on
> Linux anyway. ("Surely they're not duplicating kernel-level
> features in Python...") I'm no guru, but I'm guessing this
> assumption could lead to the occasional subtle bug.
Possibly. But any other way of working would likely be detrimental to
Python's cross-platform capabilities.
Also, it's my experience that 90% of the time that people think they want
to use any thread synchronization primitives other than RLock() and
Queue.Queue(), they're wrong.
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