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Date 2013-05-15.22:33:12
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But the example program has no races, no threads, nothing.
empty() is returning TRUE even though qsize() is >0 (which actually is)
And it happens almost every time I run that small example.
I had read the module doc, and I know its an unreliable method, but man,
the example program is too simple to fail
Truth is I decided qsize() is more reliable and im using it in my programs,
but man empty() problem is so ridiculous that I decided to submit here

2013/5/15 Richard Oudkerk <>

> Richard Oudkerk added the comment:
> On 15/05/2013 10:25pm, Andre Dias wrote:
> > But qsize() is working. what is not working is empty()
> empty() returns False when there is data in the underlying pipe.  But
> the data does not enter the pipe until a background thread has written
> it to the pipe.  This should not cause any problems.
> Using Queue.empty() is always subject to races.  It is just that the
> multiprocessing version has an additional type of race compared to the
> normal one.
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