[Python-3000] Kill GIL?

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Sun Sep 17 20:36:40 CEST 2006

On Sep 17, 2006, at 3:16 PM, Nick Coghlan wrote:

> Andre Meyer wrote:
>> While I understand the difficulties in removing the GIL and the
>> potential negative effect on single-threaded applications I would  
>> very
>> much encourage discussion to seriously consider removing the GIL  
>> (maybe
>> optionally) in Py3k. If not, what alternatives would you suggest?
> Brett Cannon's sandboxing work (which aims to provide first-class  
> support for
> multiple interpreters in the same process for security reasons)  
> also seems
> like a potentially fruitful approach to distributing processing to  
> multiple cores:
>    - use threads to perform blocking I/O in parallel
>    - use multiple interpreters to perform Python execution in parallel

... except when you use extensions that use the PyGILState APIs,  
those don't work with multiple interpreters :-(.


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