[Python-Dev] Compiling without multithreading support -- still useful?

Christian Heimes christian at python.org
Tue Sep 5 13:08:21 EDT 2017

On 2017-09-05 09:42, Victor Stinner wrote:
> I proposed to drop the --without-threads option multiple times. I
> worked on tiny and cheap embedded devices and we used Python *with*
> threads for concurrency. Many Python features require threads, like
> asyncio and multiprocessing. Also subprocess.communicate() on Windows,
> no?
> I'm strongly in favor of dropping this option from Python 3.7. It
> would remove a lot of code!


These days, tiny embedded devices can make use of MicroPython.


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