[Python-Dev] Free threading

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Fri, 17 Aug 2001 16:36:21 -0400

> Last time, I tried to optimize the memory associate with each
> list/dict.  That slowed some things down. Atomic incr/decr wasn't
> really available under Linux (Win has InterlockedIncrement and
> friends), so the Linux incr/decr was a bit slower than it should it
> have been.

This would be an opportunity for some highly platform-specific
assembler, assuming we'll always have
configure --{enable,disable}-free-threading.

> There are a number of things that I'd do differently the next time around.

When will that be?

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)