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Title: multiprocessing.Semaphore has undocumented get_value() method
Type: behavior Stage:
Components: Library (Lib) Versions: Python 3.10
Status: open Resolution:
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: davin, pitrou, remi.lapeyre
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2020-05-27 20:27 by remi.lapeyre, last changed 2022-04-11 14:59 by admin.

Messages (1)
msg370128 - (view) Author: Rémi Lapeyre (remi.lapeyre) * Date: 2020-05-27 20:27
The threading.Semaphore class does not have this method, it is undocumented and useless on some system (at least MacOS):

>>> s.get_value()
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.8/lib/python3.8/multiprocessing/", line 129, in get_value
    return self._semlock._get_value()

The implementation is at

I think this method could be removed, since it's undocumented and probably not used can I just remove it or does it need a deprecation cycle?
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:59:31adminsetgithub: 84974
2020-05-27 23:09:48ned.deilysetnosy: + pitrou, davin
2020-05-27 20:27:22remi.lapeyrecreate