threading.RLock not subclassible?

Aahz Maruch aahz at
Tue Feb 6 01:12:53 EST 2001

In article <uk874zl4x.fsf at>,
David Bolen  <db3l at> wrote:
>"Tim Peters" < at> writes:
>> BTW, an acquire with a timeout is a cool idea!  Feel encouraged to
>> submit a patch to add such a thing directly to
>If anyone does think along these lines I'd suggest investigating adding
>a timeout to the code per-platform thread code as opposed to something
>at a high level in

Given how little of Python is currently platform-specific, what kinds of
arguments can you marshal in favor of this?
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