global interpreter lock not working as it should
mwh at python.net
Thu Aug 1 11:50:17 CEST 2002
a-steinhoff at web.de (Armin Steinhoff) writes:
> The 'problem' is that Python threads are not fully comparable with
> system level threads. Python threads are managed (scheduled) at
> _interpreter level_!!
> The important difference is that Python threads can't use e.g.
> blocking I/O calls ... a blocking I/O call used in a Python thread
> will block the whole interprete!!.
This is just not true.
Java is a WORA language! (Write Once, Run Away)
-- James Vandenberg (on progstone at egroups.com)
& quoted by David Rush on comp.lang.scheme
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