python threads

Oleg Broytmann phd at
Fri Dec 21 08:00:51 EST 2001

On Fri, Dec 21, 2001 at 04:50:58AM -0800, curt finch wrote:
> My understanding is that python's current threads implementation
> does not really allow for this in the sense that only one thread
> can be running at a time, regardless of the number of chips on
> the machine, and additionally that the threads cannot really
> interrupt each other and still maintain correct state.
> Is that all correct?

   Yes. Global Interpreter Lock.

> If it is correct, it would help the scalability with regards to thruput
> of our app to get this fixed and we'd be willing to help with both
> the coding, the testing, and the cost of getting this accomplished.
> Who would be the right people to talk to about this?

   Core developers, of course. Python-Dev mailing list - closed list where
developers discuss things:

     Oleg Broytmann              phd at
           Programmers don't die, they just GOSUB without RETURN.

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