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Title: threading.Thread.daemon Documentation Incomplete
Type: enhancement Stage:
Components: Documentation Versions: Python 2.7
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Status: closed Resolution: fixed
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Assigned To: docs@python Nosy List: cardinalbiggles, docs@python, georg.brandl
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2011-02-04 19:48 by cardinalbiggles, last changed 2013-10-13 08:14 by georg.brandl. This issue is now closed.

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msg127927 - (view) Author: (cardinalbiggles) Date: 2011-02-04 19:48
In the threading module, the documentation for Thread.isDaemon()/Thread.setDaemon() indicates they are the old API for Thread.daemon, which does not indicate the version in which it was introduced (2.6 I believe). 

Additionally, the documentation for Thread.setDaemon() should at least include the daemonic parameter, if not the full usage documentation for those targeting older versions.

Targeting Python 2.4, and being unable to (as) efficiently navigate the old documentation site, I have come to rely on the various 'Changed/New in version 2.X' messages in the current documentation. This caused some confusion on my part.
msg199669 - (view) Author: Georg Brandl (georg.brandl) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-10-13 08:14
This is now fixed with changeset 81c28c415718.
History
Date User Action Args
2013-10-13 08:14:55georg.brandlsetstatus: open -> closed

nosy: + georg.brandl
messages: + msg199669

resolution: fixed
2011-02-04 19:48:16cardinalbigglescreate