So you're okay with putting this off till (at least) 3.8? That sounds good to me, given that I'd like to go on vacation soon.

On Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 5:04 PM, Nick Coghlan <> wrote:
On 7 December 2017 at 01:50, Guido van Rossum <> wrote:
> Sorry to burst your bubble, but I have not followed any of the discussion
> and I am actually very worried about this topic. I don't think I will be
> able to make time for this before the 3.7b1 feature freeze.

I think that will be OK, as it will encourage us to refactor Eric's
branch into two distinct pieces in the meantime: exposing any needed C
API elements that aren't currently visible as
interfaces, and then a pip-installable extension module that adds the
Python level API.

We won't be able to experiment with ideas like removing GIL sharing
between subinterpreters that way, but we'll be able to work on the
semantics of the user facing API design, and enable experimentation
with things like CSP and Actor-based programming backed by stronger
memory separation than is offered by Python threads.


Nick Coghlan   |   |   Brisbane, Australia

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