POSSE Day 4: Getting to E

In OpenSource on June 11, 2010 at 1:22 pm

After starting the day spraining my ankle as I left home, it could only get better. We continued hacking Measure. Adding the timer task is moving along. The code isn’t very well organized and there are some duplications we’re removing. The big problem, once you find where to put things in is getting the timer thread to work. We started by looking at an example from Geoffrey Foster, but that is a blocking thread.

Before breaking for the day, we thought about using a Timer object from the Python library. The documentation is not great on it, but when I asked my friend and former student Tom Rybka who’s now at Google about it, he did a little checking and told me that Timer seemed to be non-blocking.

We just haven’t had the time to implement it. We had a productive discussion in the afternoon about education issues (the E) that we’ll continue tomorrow.

Instead of joining the group for a nice dinner I went home and iced my ankle and didn’t work on the code at all. Maybe we’ll get the threads working tomorrow.


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