[Python-3000] the future of the GIL

Steven Bethard steven.bethard at gmail.com
Sun May 6 01:15:44 CEST 2007

On 5/5/07, tomer filiba <tomerfiliba at gmail.com> wrote:
> the only way to overcome this with cpython is to Kill The GIL (TM),
> and since it's a very big architectural change, it ought to happen
> soon. pushing it further than version 3.0 means all library authors
> would have to adapt their code twice (once to make it compatible
> with 3.0, and then again to make it thread safe).
> i see all hell has broken loose here, PEP-wise speaking, but i really
> hope there's still time to consider killing the GIL at last.

You've missed the deadline for Python 3000 PEPs.  (It was April 30th.)
 This discussion is also probably more appropriate for python-ideas
until someone has something resembling an implementation ready...

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tiny blip on the distant coast of sanity.
        --- Bucky Katt, Get Fuzzy

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