global interpreter lock not working as it should

Christian Tismer tismer at tismer.com
Sun Aug 4 03:44:24 CEST 2002


Jonathan Hogg wrote:

<snip mode="big"/>

> Stackless Python (as I think someone else mentioned) is probably a much
> better solution for highly threaded soft-realtime. Amusingly, Stackless is
> probably a better solution precisely because it's context switching
> *doesn't* use OS threads ;-)

It probably is. While it's still kinda primitive, it has the
advantage that there is only one single thread, and this
one is completely under your control. I realized this last
week when I was using my own system to implement a wxPython GUI
application, with real-time image processing and display in
the background, and I tell you I didn't believe how well this
worked.

having-become-my-own-user-ly y'rs - chris

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