[Python-Dev] working with Python threads from C extension module?

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Sat Sep 8 01:46:13 CEST 2007

Well, one shouldn't be bothering with threads unless the user intends
to create threads. So I think it's not kosher. Once threads are
initialized, everything runs a tad slower because the GIL
manipulations actually cost time (even if there are no other threads).

On 9/7/07, Bill Janssen <janssen at parc.com> wrote:
> > So what happens when someone loads the _ssl module, initializes the
> > threads, and tries to use SSL?  It's going to start failing again.  I
> Which turns out to be exactly what test_ssl.py does.  I'm tempted
> to have the _ssl module call PyEval_InitThreads().  Would that be kosher?

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