[Python-Dev] Compiling without multithreading support -- still useful?
ethan at ethanhs.me
Wed Sep 6 13:50:11 EDT 2017
I think this is useful as it can make porting easier. I am using it in my
attempts to cross compile CPython to WebAssembly (since WebAssembly in its
MVP does not support threading).
On Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 10:15 AM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> I made an experimental PR to remove support for threads-less builds:
> The next effect is to remove almost 2000 lines of code (including many
> #ifdef sections in C code).
> On Tue, 5 Sep 2017 18:36:51 +0200
> Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > It's 2017 and we are still allowing people to compile CPython without
> > threads support. It adds some complication in several places
> > (including delicate parts of our internal C code) without a clear
> > benefit. Do people still need this?
> > Regards
> > Antoine.
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