[Python-Dev] Reworking the GIL

Gregory P. Smith greg at krypto.org
Mon Nov 2 07:39:21 CET 2009

On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 3:33 AM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> Hello again,
> Brett Cannon <brett <at> python.org> writes:
>> I think it's worth it. Removal of the GIL is a totally open-ended problem
>> with no solution in sight. This, on the other hand, is a performance benefit
>> now. I say move forward with this. If it happens to be short-lived because
>> some actually figures out how to remove the GIL then great, but is that
>> really going to happen between now and Python 3.2? I doubt it.
> Based on this whole discussion, I think I am going to merge the new GIL work
> into the py3k branch, with priority requests disabled.
> If you think this is premature or uncalled for, or if you just want to review
> the changes before making a judgement, please voice up :)

+1 Good idea.  Thats the best way to make sure this work gets
anywhere.  It can be iterated on from there if anyone has objections.

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