[Python-3000] the future of the GIL

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Sat May 12 03:42:42 CEST 2007

Giovanni Bajo wrote:

> cygwin's fork() is mature, but I don't think it's easy to extract from cygwin. 
> Moreover, there would be license issues since fork() is GPL. Doing another 
> implementation from scratch is going to be hard.

Also it doesn't sound very efficient compared to a
real unix fork, if it has to copy the whole address
space instead of using copy-on-write.


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