curses problem

Dan Stromberg dstromberglists at gmail.com
Fri Jul 25 02:55:06 CEST 2008


On Thu, 24 Jul 2008 21:28:24 +0200, Dariusz Malec wrote:

> forgot to post the code. Server does not allow to post attachments. The
> code is here http://www.kos.wsiz.rzeszow.pl/~dmalec/src.zip

You might google about SIGWINCH and see where that gets you.

Of course, to my great disappointment, python programs that use signals 
become quite a bit more complex than they should because you have to 
restart interrupted system calls explicitly.

Please, someone fix this!  IMO, python functions and methods that could 
be be interrupted by a signal should restart themselves by default, and 
have an option to allow them to require themselves to be interrupted.

Many Kernel programmers have negative perspectives on application 
programmers who don't bother this; python seems to have a significant 
culture of ignoring the issue.

This makes me sad.  I love python.  I want it to do better.




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