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

Michael Sparks sparks.m at gmail.com
Sun Oct 11 23:49:25 CEST 2009

On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 10:41 PM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> Michael Sparks <sparks.m <at> gmail.com> writes:
>> 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 [...]
> Not before someone produces a patch anyway. It is certainly not as easy as you
> seem to think it is.

You misunderstand me I think. I don't think it's easy, based on all
the discussion I've seen over the years, and the various attempts that
have been made, I think it's a Hard problem. I was just mentioning
that if someone wanted a serious carrot, that would probably be it.
I'll be quiet about it now though, since I *do* understand how
contentious an issue it is.


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