[Python-ideas] Remove GIL with CAS instructions?

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Tue Oct 20 23:45:39 CEST 2009

Sturla Molden <sturla at ...> writes:
> Python could use the CAS instruction for lock-free management of 
> reference counts. All built-in types (int, float, str, list, tuple, 
> dict, set, etc) could be made lock-free using CAS.

I eagerly await your patch! 

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