[issue10923] Deadlock because of the import lock when loading the utf8 codec

STINNER Victor report at bugs.python.org
Thu Jan 20 14:30:04 CET 2011

STINNER Victor <victor.stinner at haypocalc.com> added the comment:

> If the import lock is changed to raise an exception, 
> heaps of multi-threaded software will be broken.

You are right. It has done so for 12 years already (10011), so it's a bit late to do anything about it. And backward compatibility is very important, so I close this issue.

status: open -> closed

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