global interpreter lock not working as it should

anton wilson anton.wilson at
Thu Aug 1 00:22:17 CEST 2002

> > So, the GIL does not blcok as intended, and this probably needs to be
> > looked into.
> It does not always block, and this is as intended.

One final clarification on this subject is that with the current version of 
python on my system, the GIL never blocks, and that is why I was complaining. 
The only reason other threads get scheduled is because threads run out of 

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