[pypy-dev] Releasing the GIL in CPython extensions?

Simon Burton simon at arrowtheory.com
Thu Apr 5 22:16:22 CEST 2007


On Thu, 5 Apr 2007 16:03:25 -0400
Gary Robinson <grobinson at goombah.com> wrote:

> 
> Hello,
> 
> In PyPy's facilities for writing a CPython extension, would it be conceivable to have an option to release the CPython GIL when the extension is entered and grab it back upon exit?

It's easy enough to call the PyGIL_ functions manually from rpython..

Simon.



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