Winter Madness - Passing Python objects as Strings

Nigel Rantor wiggly at
Fri Jun 5 11:35:38 EDT 2009

Hendrik van Rooyen wrote:
>  "Nigel Rantor" <wi..y at> wrote:
>> It just smells to me that you've created this elaborate and brittle hack 
>> to work around the fact that you couldn't think of any other way of 
>> getting the thread to change it's behaviour whilst waiting on input.
> I am beginning to think that you are a troll, as all your comments are
> haughty and disparaging, while you either take no trouble to follow, 
> or are incapable of following, my explanations.
> In the event that this is not the case, please try to understand my 
> reply to Skip, and then suggest a way that will perform better
> in my use case, out of your vast arsenal of better, quicker, 
> more reliable, portable and comprehensible ways of doing it.

Well, why not have a look at Gabriel's response.

That seems like a much more portable way of doing it if nothing else.

I'm not trolling, you just seem to be excited about something that
sounds like a fundamentally bad idea.


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