hniksic at srce.hr
Fri Jun 4 16:24:04 EDT 1999
"Gordon McMillan" <gmcm at hypernet.com> writes:
> Hrvoje Niksic writes:
> > "Barry A. Warsaw" <bwarsaw at cnri.reston.va.us> writes:
> > > You might be interesting in digging around for Greg Stein's
> > > free-threading patches. Greg did a lot of work, I think in the
> > > Python 1.4 days, to remove the central interpreter lock and make all
> > > the data structures and such thread safe.
> > Why would I want to do that?
> See that other thread.
Huh? What other thread? Maybe the question wasn't clear enough.
What I mean is: at this time, my need for simultaneous thread
execution in Python is not so urgent that to warrant forking off (no
pun intended). Once I do need it, I'd prefer to be able to choose
Python than to dismiss Python on the grounds of not properly
> > If Greg's patches haven't been applied to the base, surely mine
> > would not be either.
> As I recall, Greg's patches didn't make it because (1) they were late
> and (2) they were slow.
Interesting. What was the source of slowness? (If you _remove_
locks, I'd expect things to go faster, even in a single-threaded
world.) Maybe the patches simply introduced a different set of
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