[Python-3000] Kill GIL? - to PEP 3099?

Jim Jewett jimjjewett at gmail.com
Mon Sep 18 17:56:51 CEST 2006

Guido -- If I'm not mis-stating, this might be a candidate for PEP 3099.

On 9/18/06, Ivan Krstić <krstic at solarsail.hcs.harvard.edu> wrote:
> Paul Prescod wrote:

> > Ivan: why don't you write a PEP about this?

> I'd like to hear Guido's overarching thoughts on the matter, if any, and
> would afterwards be happy to write a PEP.

IIRC, his most recent statements boiled down to:

(1)  The GIL works well enough, most of the time.
(2)  Taking it out is harder than people realize.
(3)  Therefore, he won't spend too much time rethinking unless/until
there is code to evaluate.


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