[docs] [issue22006] thread module documentation erroneously(?) states not all built-in functions that do blocking I/O release the GIL

Antoine Pitrou report at bugs.python.org
Sat Jul 19 16:46:40 CEST 2014


Antoine Pitrou added the comment:

It all depends what you call "I/O". What is true is that not all functions doing system calls release the GIL, AFAIR. If you mean I/O as in actual disk or network I/O then yes, all such functions whould release the GIL.

That said, I agree that the statement isn't very helpful.

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