[SciPy-user] Multiprocessing, GUIs and IPython
Wed Jan 7 14:49:29 CST 2009
On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 15:35, Brian Granger <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> It would be great if IPython could sort out the pickle business so you
>> could pickle interactively defined functions (they currently don't
>> show up in __main__ which is a FakeModule instance).
> Isn't the problem pickle itself though? It is my understanding that
> interactive functions can't be pickled, even in regular python. How
> does multiprocessing get around this?
In the regular interpreter, the functions are in the __main__ module,
which the subprocess inherits (on UNIX and if the function is defined
The FakeModule business is really the culprit in IPython. Which is a
shame, because the comments for that class lead one to believe that it
exists to support pickling.
"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
-- Umberto Eco
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