Computer Science question (python list is slow with my cruddy algorithm )

Gerhard Häring gerhard.haering at
Fri Aug 23 12:07:24 CEST 2002

In article <3D660562.9030503 at>, Jirka 'Eagle' Novak wrote:
> [populating a large array]
> Running multiple threads to populate the matrix could be a nice trick if
> you have a more than one CPU (assuming python wouldn't be against it
> ;-)).

That wouldn't help at all with CPython, because of the Global Interpreter
Lock (GIL).
Gerhard Häring
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