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

Eric Smith eric at trueblade.com
Thu Oct 30 18:31:19 CET 2008

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> No offense taken. The V8 experience makes me feel much more optimistic
> that they might actually pull this off. (I'm still skeptical about
> support for extension modules, withougt which CPython is pretty lame.)

The need to modify all extension modules is the usual non-starter I see 
mentioned when this topic comes up. The OP really needs to think about 
that issue.

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