setDaemon problem.

Michael Hoffman cam.ac.uk at mh391.invalid
Fri Apr 20 17:22:56 CEST 2007


Richard Brodie wrote:
> "Michael Hoffman" <cam.ac.uk at mh391.invalid> wrote in message 
> news:f0aij2$j59$1 at gemini.csx.cam.ac.uk...
> 
>>> Neither is particularly intuitive; it just depends whether you are more
>>> familiar with the Posix terminology or the Java one. I personally prefer
>>> detached but there is little chance of a name change now.
>> Why not? That's what Python 3.0 is for.
> 
> I think you need a better reason than: "it's mildly confusing to people, if
> they don't read the manual" for an API change; but that's just my opinion. 

One of the goals of Python 3.0 is to clean up previous warts in the 
language, and there will be a number of API changes. And one of the good 
things about Python in general is that things frequently can be 
understood without reading a manual. I think anything to aid this should 
be encouraged.
-- 
Michael Hoffman



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