[Python-Dev] GIL required for _all_ Python calls?

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Thu Jan 7 21:43:17 CET 2010

Martin v. Löwis <martin <at> v.loewis.de> writes:
> I don't think that's possible. The regex engine can also operate on
> objects whose representation may move in memory when you don't hold
> the GIL (e.g. buffers that get mutated).

Why is it a problem? If we get a buffer through the new buffer API, the object
should ensure that the representation isn't moved away until the buffer is 



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