[Python-Dev] deja-vu .. python locking

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Tue Sep 19 06:58:41 CEST 2006

Martin Devera wrote:

> As I've written in "Big reader lock" paragraph of the original proposal, these
> objects could be handled by not blocking in read path

But as was just pointed out, because of refcounting,
there's really no such thing as read-only access to
an object. What *looks* like read-only access at the
Python level involves refcount updates just from the
act of touching the object.

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