[stdlib-sig] futures - a new package for asynchronous execution

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Sun Nov 8 00:26:01 CET 2009

On Sat, Nov 7, 2009 at 15:02, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
>> They also have not stepped forward for inclusion. A point needs to be
>> made that Brian has working code and has come forward to contribute
>> it.
> I do hope that the code and its API get exercised before being included,
> though. Looking at the Google Code page, the project has only existed
> since May 2009, and there isn't even a mailing-list.

That's why we are discussing it now. But as Jesse mentioned, this is
simple stuff that he was already planning to add to multiprocessing,
so it isn't that radical or controversial of an approach.

> Remember, once we release a Python version with that code in it, we
> can't change the API very easily.

As the author of PEP 3108, I am acutely aware of that fact. =)


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