[Python-Dev] GC and Vladimir's obmalloc

Guido van Rossum guido@digicool.com
Mon, 26 Feb 2001 10:46:59 -0500

> Executive Summary: obmalloc will allow more efficient GC and we
> should try hard to get it into 2.1.

Can you do it before the 2.1b1 release?  We're planning that for this
Thursday, May 1st.  Three days!

> Is the only issue with obmalloc treading? If so, what do we do to
> resolve this?  

1. Yes, I think so.  2. It currently relies on the global interpreter
lock.  That's why we want to make it an opt-in configuration option
(for now).  Does that work with your proposed GC integration?

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