[I18n-sig] How does Python Unicode treat surrogates?

Tim Peters tim@digicool.com
Mon, 25 Jun 2001 18:11:21 -0400

[Fredrik Lundh]
> plus the time it takes to acquire and release a thread lock
> for each character...

Eh?  Python code runs under the protection of the global interpreter lock.
There are no instances of Py_BEGIN_ALLOW_THREADS in any of the Unicode or
regexp C support code now -- but you know that, so I must be missing your
point.  Or you're just feeling contrary <wink>.