Is it better to use threads or fork in the following case

grocery_stocker cdalten at gmail.com
Sun May 3 22:59:11 CEST 2009


On May 3, 1:40 pm, "Diez B. Roggisch" <de... at nospam.web.de> wrote:
> grocery_stocker schrieb:
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> > On May 3, 1:16 pm, "Diez B. Roggisch" <de... at nospam.web.de> wrote:
> >> grocery_stocker schrieb:
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> >>> Let's say there is a new zip file with updated information every 30
> >>> minutes on a remote website. Now, I wanna connect to this website
> >>> every 30 minutes, download the file, extract the information, and then
> >>> have the program search the file search for certain items.
> >>> Would it be better to use threads to break this up? I have one thread
> >>> download the data and then have another to actually process the data .
> >>> Or would it be better to use fork?
> >> Neither. Why do you think you need concurrency at all?
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> > Okay, here is what was going through my mind. I'm a 56k dialup modem.
> > What happens it takes me 15 minutes to download the file? Now let's
> > say during those 15 minutes, the program needs to parse the data in
> > the existing file.
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> Is this an exercise in asking 20 hypothetical questions?
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No. This the prelude to me writing a real life python program.



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