Python hits the spot

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Sun Jun 23 18:41:40 EDT 2002

Tim Peters wrote:

> But when the OS+libc refuse to give any hint of trouble, and themselves go
> nuts later, I don't accept that as being Python's problem.  As noted, more
> recent versions of Linux kill the process (well, kill *some* process(es),
> probably including at least this one) instead of going completely insane.
> That sounds like a misfeature to me too, but it's outside of Python's
> control.

for some reason, the python-dev archives contain an old
post by Linus Torvalds on this topic:

    "Take the good with the bad: there is no free lunch.
    And please, don't WHINE."


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