realtime design

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Wed Oct 16 19:53:43 CEST 2002


In article <cb035744.0210152334.22fa82c9 at posting.google.com>,
Will Stuyvesant <hwlgw at hotmail.com> wrote:
> [Aahz]
>>
>> Ah!  You need to set up your C primitives to release the GIL.  That
>> should be easy as long as your C functions don't need to communicate
>> with other threads *or* Python while they operate.
>
>I am only doing Python programming, so I have no idea how to release a
>GIL.  Also, I am on Windows (without M$ compiler).
>
>Can you point to a list of Python functions that release the GIL?  If
>it exists... For example the ** operator does not...as can be seen in
>an earlier post.  A list with safe and unsafe functions would be
>useful!

Generally speaking, only/all I/O related functions release the GIL.
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