[Python-Dev] Fixing the GIL (with a BFS scheduler)

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sun May 16 22:45:12 CEST 2010

Bill Janssen wrote:
> Right now, I'm faced with the prospect of Apple's next OS including
> Python 2.7, and being saddled with the current Python 2.x terrible
> multicore behavior for the next 5 years or so.  We badly need some kind
> of patch for this in the 2.x branch.

The matter of the GIL seems far less urgent to those of us that don't
see threading as a particularly good way to exploit multiple cores.

Either way, with the first 2.7 release candidate out soon, it's already
too late to contemplate significant changes to the GIL for that release.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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