[Python-ideas] An alternate approach to async IO

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Tue Nov 27 21:54:14 CET 2012

On Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:19:46 -0500
Trent Nelson <trent at snakebite.org> wrote:
>     Got it.  So what about the "no processing that can be usefully done
>     by a C level thread" bit?  I'm trying to discern whether or not you're
>     highlighting a fundamental flaw in the theory/idea ;-)
>     (That it's going to be more optimal to have background threads service
>      IO without the need to acquire the GIL, basically.)

You don't need to acquire the GIL if you use the Py_buffer API in the
right way. You'll figure out the details :-)



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