Re: A synchronization module, + thread-specific 'import' bug

Quentin Stafford-Fraser (
17 May 1994 10:47:37 GMT

In article <> Tim Peters <> writes:

I certainly don't think this is _important_, because I don't think
threads in Python are vital (if you dropped them in the next release,
would you get many complaints?).

Complaints? Maybe not, but if they were incorporated painlessly for a
variety of platforms you might get a lot of praise. If I were
starting my PhD research again I might well base it on python if
threads were available and reliable. I rely on them heavily in my
Modula-3 code.

Yours embarassed-cox-I-also-wrote-a-pthreads-interface-and-never-got-


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