[Python-ideas] Optimistic Concurrency

Adam Olsen rhamph at gmail.com
Tue Oct 14 21:32:36 CEST 2008

On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 10:17 AM,  <skip at pobox.com> wrote:
> Is optimistic concurrency
>    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optimistic_concurrency_control
> a possible option for removing the GIL in Python?

Safethread's use of monitors eliminates data contention.  The bigger
problem is refcounting, which optimistic concurrency doesn't help.

Adam Olsen, aka Rhamphoryncus

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