[Python-Dev] Threading idea -- exposing a global thread lock

Raymond Hettinger raymond.hettinger at verizon.net
Tue Mar 14 07:01:36 CET 2006

> it doesn't translate reasonably to Jython or IronPython, it's really tricky to 
> implement,

FWIW, someone on the newsgroup suggested implementing this via a slight 
modification to sys.checkinterval().  The idea was that a None argument would 
translate to "stop-checking" and the active thread would do a few steps 
atomically and then restore the original value.  The new with-statement makes 
that a piece of cake.


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