Is Stackless and SMP friendly?

Christian Tismer tismer at
Fri Dec 15 05:48:45 EST 2000

jbalding at wrote:
> I read with interest a recent thread asking about threading, the global
> interpreter lock, and symmetric multiprocessing. Nobody mentioned, as
> far as I could see, Stackless Python and microthreads. Having just
> picked up a dual PIII machine, will Stackless and make my SMP
> experience with Python a happy one?

Stackless will work just fine, but there is no support for
the second processor. If Python should support having
a real thread for every real processor in some future,
you can of course run microthreads on top of each.
Probably not what you are looking for :-)

ciao - chris

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