This bit of code hangs Python Indefinitely

Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch bj_666 at
Wed Aug 8 15:44:35 CEST 2007

On Wed, 08 Aug 2007 09:38:49 -0400, brad wrote:

> url_queue = Queue.Queue(256)
> for subnet in subnets:
>      url_queue.put(subnet)
> The problem is that I have 512 things to add to the queue, but my limit 
> is half that... whoops. Shouldn't the interpreter tell me that I'm an 
> idiot for trying to do this instead of just hanging? A message such as 
> this would be more appropriate:
> "Hey fool, you told me to only accept 256 things and you're trying to 
> give me 512... what's up with that?"

No because you can get some things from that queue from another thread and
then the ``for``-loop goes on.  That's the typical use case for queues.

Why did you put an upper bound to the queue?

	Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch

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