decorators vs GIL

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Tue Aug 10 18:46:49 CEST 2004


    Anthony> As far as "fixing" the GIL - well, no-one on Python-Dev has
    Anthony> obviously found it to be a problem for them. 

I wouldn't state the case that strongly.  There appear to be bigger fish for
the python-dev gang to fry up to this point.  Perhaps if more of us were
scientific computation types the GIL would be seen as a more important
barrier to be removed.  That a fairly bright guy (Greg Stein) removed it
once and found performance to be disappointing doesn't advocate strongly for
removal of the GIL either.

Skip



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