pointing at who?
tim.one at home.com
Sat Feb 17 13:47:13 EST 2001
[Ben de Luca]
> hmm i am trying to find out how the assignmnet in this situation would
> occure, is talkingdata the same as
> (talkingTo[CorrectNumber]) in this
I'm doing my best to break this at sentence boundaries, but you didn't make
it easy <wink>. The answer is probably "yes".
> in essense i want to wait for the switch to flip? can i do this
> other wise i will have to use another message or starve
> talkingData=[sender,threading.Event(),''] #create working data
> data= #create final data
You never use this again, so unclear why it's here.
> self.talkingToLock.acquire() #one hand in the cookie jar at a time
> self.talkingTo.append(talkingData) #put in the cookies
> self.talkingToLock.release()#shut the lid
You didn't tell us anything about self.talkingTo. Assuming it's a list. If
so, list.append is atomic and you don't really need the acquire/release pair
> talkingData.wait() #wait for response
After list.append(x), and regardless of x,
list[-1] is x
is true. So, ya, for some value of i,
self.talkingTo[i] is talkingData
is true, i.e. they're exactly the same object.
BTW, drop the fiddly list and create a little SharedData (whatever) class so
you can at least *name* these fields. Meaningless little integers will come
back to bite you some day.
they-breed-in-the-dark-and-some-have-very-sharp-edges-ly y'rs - tim
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