Is re thread-safe?
mwh at python.net
Thu Dec 25 12:40:36 CET 2003
Benjamin Han <bhan at andrew.cmu.edu> writes:
> Just want to make sure before I start to change my code in major way - it'd
> be nice to do regex matching in parallel.
Um. I doubt the sre engine releases the GIL during matching -- might
be wrong -- but unless you're on a multiprocessor I'm not quite sure
what "in parallel" would mean.
I don't think you'll encounter misbehaviour from using re in multiple
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