Critical sections and mutexes

Cliff Wells logiplexsoftware at
Wed Oct 24 23:23:37 CEST 2001

On Wednesday 24 October 2001 11:59, brueckd at wrote:

> I was merely responding to somebody's not-entirely-true assertion that
> "_every_ access to that [shared] resource _must_ be enclosed in locks".

My assertion may not have been entirely true, but more useful to someone 
trying to learn threading than a discussion on the esoterics of which Python 
statements may or may not be atomic =)


Cliff Wells
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