[Python-Dev] Reworking the GIL

Sturla Molden sturla at molden.no
Mon Oct 26 14:43:04 CET 2009

Antoine Pitrou skrev:
> - priority requests, which is an option for a thread requesting the GIL
> to be scheduled as soon as possible, and forcibly (rather than any other
> threads). 
So Python threads become preemptive rather than cooperative? That would 
be great. :-)

time.sleep should generate a priority request to re-acquire the GIL; and 
so should all other blocking standard library functions with a time-out.


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