Python threading (was: Re: global interpreter lock not working as it should)

Martin v. Loewis martin at
Tue Aug 6 04:45:39 EDT 2002

anton wilson <anton.wilson at> writes:

> Well, when I said coincidence, I didn't necessarily mean huge, it
> works, but when compared to the number of times it tries to give up
> the interpreter . .  .

... then you'll find that it works precisely as designed.

> The timer tick does happen 100x per second and since python gives up
> the lock every 10 us or so, it's really not a huge coincidence for
> an overlap. I just don't really like the reliance on this
> coincidence.

Accept it. It is meant to work this way.


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