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

Paul Prescod paul at prescod.net
Mon Sep 18 18:45:52 CEST 2006

The thread subject notwithstanding, the majority of the discussion was about
ways to work around the GIL, not remove it. Therefore the thing you might
put in PEP 3099 is not the thing under active discussion.

On 9/18/06, Jim Jewett <jimjjewett at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> -jJ
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