Standard IPC for Python?

drobinow at gmail.com drobinow at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 05:26:14 CET 2009


On Jan 13, 5:08 pm, Philip Semanchuk <phi... at semanchuk.com> wrote:
> On Jan 13, 2009, at 4:31 PM, drobi... at gmail.com wrote:
>
> > On Jan 13, 2:37 pm, Philip Semanchuk <phi... at semanchuk.com> wrote:
> >> I was suggesting getting posix_ipc or sysv_ipc to compile against a
> >> compatibility library (Cygwin?) under Windows. It sounds like you're
> >> proposing something totally different, no?
>
> > It's not really correct to call Cygwin a compatibility library. It's
> > more of a separate system.
>
> Thanks for the education; I'm obviously not very familiar with it.
>
> > In any case, the current version (1.5.25) does not support sem_unlink
> > or shm_unlink so posix_ipc does not build. Cygwin 1.7, currently under
> > test, will support these.  I haven't tried it yet. I expect it will
> > work OOTB.
>
> Thanks for the report. Strange that it supports the functions to open  
> but not close semaphores. IN any case, I'd be very happy if posix_ipc  
> or sysv_ipc would work with few or no modifications under Cygwin.
>
> Cheers
> Philip

I just downloaded cygwin 1.7 and posix_ipc builds successfully. The
demo appears to work.



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