Python threading?

Trent Mick trentm at
Fri Sep 20 21:26:54 EDT 2002

[Robert Oschler wrote]
> How can I tell if the version of Python I am running is thread-enabled?

Run Lib/test/ with your Python build. If you are on any
common platform then Python, unless specifically crippled, is

> Also, what is a reasonable number of threads to expect to be able to run
> before context switching overhead becomes a problem (I'm using a PIII 500
> Mhz with 512MB ram if that helps).

I have no experience putting that many threads to use.


Trent Mick
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