[pypy-dev] pre-emptive micro-threads utilizing shared memory message passing?

Evan Cofsky evan at theunixman.com
Fri Jul 30 21:36:28 CEST 2010

On 07/27 11:48, Maciej Fijalkowski wrote:
> Right now, no. But there are ways in which you can experiment. Truly
> concurrent threads (depends on implicit vs explicit shared memory)
> might require a truly concurrent GC to achieve performance. This is
> work (although not as big as removing refcounting from CPython for
> example).

Would starting to remove the GIL then be a useful project for someone
(like me, for example) to undertake? It might be a good start to
experimentation with other kinds of concurrency. I've been interested in
Software Transactional Memory

Evan Cofsky <evan at theunixman.com>
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