[Python-Dev] Reworking the GIL

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Mon Oct 26 06:07:26 CET 2009

Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> Hello there,
> The last couple of days I've been working on an experimental rewrite of
> the GIL. Since the work has been turning out rather successful (or, at
> least, not totally useless and crashing!) I thought I'd announce it
> here.

I am curious as to whether the entire mechanism is or can be turned off 
when not needed -- when there are not threads (other than the main, 
starting thread)?


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