global interpreter lock not working as it should

anton wilson anton.wilson at camotion.com
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 
time.




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