[Python-Dev] Backport new float repr to Python 2.7?

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Sun Oct 11 23:40:45 CEST 2009

2009/10/11 Michael Sparks <sparks.m at gmail.com>:
> On Sunday 11 October 2009 21:00:41 Glyph Lefkowitz wrote:
>> with all the
>> dependency-migration issues 3.x could definitely use some carrots.
> ..
>> everybody's favorate bugaboo, multicore parallelism.
> I know it's the upteen-thousandth time it's been discussed, but
> removal of the GIL in 3.x would probably be pretty big carrots for
> some. I know the arguments about performance hits on single core
> systems etc, and the simplifications it brings, but given every entry
> level machine these days is multicore, is it time to reconsider some
> of those points ? Not here perhaps - python-ideas or c.l.p, but if
> bigger carrots are wanted... Just saying. (As time goes on, lack of a
> GIL in Ironpython makes it more attractive for multicore work)

Oh, I don't think the problem is that Python-dev is opposed to it in
principle, but that someone has yet to submit a patch that doesn't
affect single thread preformance and remains compatible with the


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