decorators vs GIL

Anthony Baxter anthonybaxter at
Sun Aug 8 15:11:14 CEST 2004

On Sun, 08 Aug 2004 14:57:12 +0200, Xavier Combelle
<xavier.combelle at> wrote:
> For information is there some internet resources to understand what
> exactly the GIL is about ?

Plenty - try this google search:
for a couple of simple ones, but there's plenty more - google for
"python GIL" (or "python free-threading" for patches that were 
written against Python 1.4 to remove the single lock. They ended
up slowing down Python significantly.

Note that much has been written about the GIL. Much of the stuff 
I've seen has been from people who obviously don't understand
it, but fear it anyway.


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