[New-bugs-announce] [issue23690] re functions never release GIL

Evgeny Kapun report at bugs.python.org
Tue Mar 17 18:04:35 CET 2015

New submission from Evgeny Kapun:

Looks like function in re module (match, fullmatch and so on) don't release GIL, even though these operations can take much time. As a result, other threads can't run while a pattern is being matched, and thread switching doesn't happen as well.

components: Regular Expressions
messages: 238316
nosy: abacabadabacaba, ezio.melotti, mrabarnett
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: re functions never release GIL
type: resource usage
versions: Python 3.4

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