killing thread ?

Jp Calderone exarkun at intarweb.us
Fri Jan 24 20:09:40 CET 2003


On Fri, Jan 24, 2003 at 11:04:36AM -0800, Paul Rubin wrote:
> Peter Hansen <peter at engcorp.com> writes:
> > It's not a question of right or wrong: Python was intended to be very
> > cross-platform, as opposed to many other languages which try to provide
> > support for every nuance of every different platform which results in a 
> > situation in which programs are absolutely *not* cross-platform because
> > even relatively simple programs, e.g. those using threads, cannot run
> > the same on more than one supported platform.
> 
> Deciding whether to use features that arespecific to a particular OS
> should be the prerogative of the application designer, not the
> programming language.

  Absolutely.  And this is the case with Python.  If your application needs
a platform specific feature, you can write an extension module to support
it.

  Whether a feature is supported *in the core language* and the *official
distribution* -is- up to the language developers, though, especially in the
case of free software.

  Jp

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