[Python-Dev] tiny optimization in ceval mainloop

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Fri, 30 Aug 2002 08:33:29 -0400

> And I don't think we can be sure that even clearing is guaranteed to
> work (if another thread is halfway a load-decrement-store sequence
> the clear could be lost).

I think that pretty much kills the idea.  has anybody checked whether
it causes a measurable speedup?  If not, I propose not to bother.

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