[Python-Dev] PEP 554 v3 (new interpreters module)

Eric Snow ericsnowcurrently at gmail.com
Mon Oct 2 22:20:09 EDT 2017

On Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 8:42 PM, Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:
> It's fairly reasonable to implement a mutex using a CSP-style
> unbuffered channel (send = acquire, receive = release). And the same
> trick turns a channel with a fixed-size buffer into a bounded
> semaphore. It won't be as efficient as a modern specialized mutex
> implementation, of course, but it's workable.
> Unfortunately while technically you can construct a buffered channel
> out of an unbuffered channel, the construction's pretty unreasonable
> (it needs two dedicated threads per channel).

Yeah, if threading's synchronization primitives make sense between
interpreters then we'll add direct support.  Using channels for that
isn't a good option.


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