Antoine Pitrou <> added the comment:

> That said, if threads are cheap, why not just create all the work threads on 
> initialization, and then remove all the logic entirely?

That would sound reasonable to me.  bquinlan has been absent for a long time, 
so I wouldn't expect an answer from him on this issue.

> Also, regarding the executor and thread-safety, there's an example in the 
> current docs showing a job being added to the executor from a worker thread

Actually, looking at the code again, submit() is protected by the 
shutdown_lock, so it seems it should be thread-safe.  That's on git master btw.


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