[Python-Dev] RFC: PEP 509: Add a private version to dict

Victor Stinner victor.stinner at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 18:13:21 EDT 2016

2016-04-14 23:29 GMT+02:00 Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org>:
> I can see why you might want a global version number, but not doing so would
> eliminate an implicit reliance on the GIL, or in a GIL-less implementation
> <wink> a lock around incrementing the global version number.

It's not like the builtin dict type is going to become GIL-free... So
I think that it's ok to use a global version.

A very few know that, but the GIL has some advantages sometimes...


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