[Python-3000] the future of the GIL

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu May 10 03:24:44 CEST 2007

Giovanni Bajo wrote:
> using multiple processes cause some 
> headaches with frozen distributions (PyInstaller, py2exe, etc.), like those 
> usually found on Windows, specifically because Windows does not have fork().

Isn't that just a problem with Windows generally? I don't
see what the method of packaging has to do with it.

Also, I've seen it suggested that there may actually be
a way of doing something equivalent to a fork in Windows,
even though it doesn't have a fork() system call as such.
Does anyone know more about this?

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