[docs] [issue22006] thread module documentation erroneously(?) states not all built-in functions that do blocking I/O release the GIL
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Sat Jul 19 09:46:37 CEST 2014
Mark Dickinson added the comment:
It seems likely that this information is just out of date. But even if there *are* still built-in functions lurking somewhere that don't release the GIL during I/O, the statement in the docs isn't really helpful in finding them. Either way, I'd recommend simply removing it.
Adding Guido to the nosy in case he can provide a pre-Python 1.0 historical perspective.
nosy: +gvanrossum, mark.dickinson
versions: -Python 3.1, Python 3.2
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