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Re: Cygwin Python -- Thread or not to thread...
- To: Tim Peters <tim at zope dot com>
- Subject: Re: Cygwin Python -- Thread or not to thread...
- From: Jason Tishler <jason at tishler dot net>
- Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 08:29:43 -0400
- Cc: Cygwin <cygwin at sources dot redhat dot com>,Python-List <python-list at python dot org>
On Tue, Sep 25, 2001 at 05:17:47PM -0400, Tim Peters wrote:
> [Jason Tishler]
> > Should I still release my next Cygwin Python distribution with
> > threading enabled? Or, should I continue to disabled threading
> > until the above known Cygwin pthreads issue is resolved?
Thanks to all that responded -- I appreciate your input, time, and help.
> > The more conservative approach is to continue to release Cygwin Python
> > with threading disabled until the known Cygwin pthreads issue is
> > resolved.
> AKA "the user-friendly" approach. Spell out in the README that users who
> don't mind losing their hair are encouraged to build and test with thread
> support enabled. A few will, most won't, and that's how it should be when
> it's known to be buggy; the good news is that the few who do try it will be
> much more likely to be motivated and helpful.
I will heed Tim's (and others) advice and continue to distribute Cygwin
Python *without* threading until all known Cygwin pthreads issues have
As a consolation prize, I offer the following enhancements to my Cygwin
Python distribution in lieu of threading:
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