[Python-Dev] Fwd: Removal of GIL through refcounting removal.

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at behnel.de
Sun Nov 2 21:02:15 CET 2008

Michael Foord wrote:
> Moving more C extensions to an implementation based on ctypes would be
> enormously useful for PyPy, IronPython and Jython, but ctypes is not yet
> as portable as Python itself which could be an issue (although one worth
> resolving).

In the same line, moving more extensions to a high-level language like Cython,
instead of writing them in straight C, would make a later switch to a
different environment a lot easier, as the extensions could be regenerated
with a modified Cython compiler (obviously minus some fixing of premature
optimisations and the like).


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