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

Jonathan Hogg jonathan at
Tue Aug 6 10:47:54 CEST 2002

On 6/8/2002 8:16, in article ddc19db7.0208052316.11c25c at,
"Armin Steinhoff" <a-steinhoff at> wrote:

> Jonathan ... your interpretation of this code sequence is build on
> wrong assumptions.
> No further comments to the rest of your posting ...

Armin, perhaps you could explain your understanding of the GIL code if you
believe mine to be faulty.

In particular I'd like to know why the test-and-set code is "plain nonsense"
and what 'thelock->mut' is used for.



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