Threads in Python

Aahz Maruch aahz at netcom.com
Mon Feb 14 06:31:26 CET 2000


In article <8881oc$5o9$1 at news02.btx.dtag.de>,
Tobias Rademacher <toby-wan-kenobi at gmx.de> wrote:
>
>I just decided to learn Python. Are Threads intregreated in the Language
>like in Java?

As Fredrik said, yes and no.  Threads are incredibly easy to use in
Python; the biggest drawback is the Python global interpreter lock,
which means that only one thread can run Python code at any time.
That's usually not a big drawback, because threading is usually used to
optimize I/O, and extension libraries (including I/O) can release the
global lock.
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