Re: A signal fairy tale

From: John Fremlin (
Date: Fri Jun 29 2001 - 06:47:41 EST

Christopher Smith <> writes:


> >Signals are a pretty dopey API anyway - so instead of trying to
> >patch them up, why not think of something better for AIO?
> You assume that this issue only comes up when you're doing AIO. If
> we do something that makes signals work better, we can have a much
> broader impact that just AIO. If nothing else, the signal usage
> clashing issue has nothing to do with AIO.

So what. Signals are bad system already. Therefore don't try to force
them to do more stuff. Just because they have already been forced to
do more doesn't mean it was a good idea at all, or that we should keep
on patching bits and pieces onto them, IMHO.

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