Hrvoje Niksic hniksic at
Thu Jun 3 16:00:57 EDT 1999

Jeremy Hylton <jeremy at> writes:

> >>>>> "AM" == Arne Mueller <a.mueller at> writes:
>   AM> Hi All, I'm using the threading module in python 1.5.2b2. I'm
>   AM> wondering wheather the different threads are all executed in
>   AM> parallel on a multiprocessor machine.
> The short answer is no.  The Python interpreter has a lock that
> prevents allows only a single thread to execute at a time.

Eek.  That's depressing.  Isn't supporting threads and not allowing
simultaneous execution a bit weird?

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