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

Carl Banks pavlovevidence at
Fri Sep 18 00:56:55 CEST 2009

On Sep 17, 5:34 am, Hendrik van Rooyen <hend... at>
> I have subsequently seen that it is red herring in this context though, as it
> is some memory problem - the crash  comes during the list creation, and has
> nothing to do with the min/max processing.  One can demo it by simply trying
> to create a big list at the interactive prompt, and after a while you get
> the "Killed" message.
> a = range(100000000)   does it for me on my machine.

Ah, I see.  Yeah, that is rotten behavior in the sense that we don't
have 128-bit machines with 200 terabytes of ram.  :)  Give it a few
months, though

Carl Banks

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