[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 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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