[ANNOUNCE] Garbage collection for Python

Hrvoje Niksic hniksic at iskon.hr
Tue Apr 11 17:35:40 CEST 2000


wware at world.std.com (Will Ware) writes:

> Hrvoje Niksic (hniksic at iskon.hr) wrote:
> > This is still different from being able to embed multiple Python
> > instances in threads.
> 
> Are we talking about multiple Python instances running in a single
> thread?

No, we're talking (I think) about multiple Python instances running in
a single process, each in its own thread.  To quote Florian:

    > Is it possible to extend your GC in a way which would permit the
    > execution of several bytecode interpreters in multiple threads?

That may be hard, but it's still easier than what you're talking about
-- you needn't handle context switches, etc.



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