Are min() and max() thread-safe?

Carl Banks pavlovevidence at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 13:02:48 CEST 2009


On Sep 16, 9:33 pm, Steven D'Aprano
<ste... at REMOVE.THIS.cybersource.com.au> wrote:
> def minmax(seq):
>     result = [None, None]
>     t1 = MMThread(seq, min, result, 0)
>     t2 = MMThread(seq, max, result, 1)
>     t1.start()
>     t2.start()
>     # Block until all threads are done.
>     while any([t1.isAlive(), t2.isAlive()]):
>         time.sleep(0)

Why not use "t1.join(); t2.join()" here?  Is there any benefit to do
it this way instead?

Carl Banks



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