simple Thread question

Peter Hansen peter at
Thu Aug 19 03:12:55 CEST 2004

Aahz wrote:

> In article <l82dnQLW7bZOIb_cRVn-qQ at>,
> Peter Hansen  <peter at> wrote:
>>While it's true that that is all that's needed, it is not required,
>>and doesn't really provide any performance improvements.  I often do
>>the above sort of thing where I use a given module in only one place,
>>especially when using threads where it feels subtly cleaner to defer
>>loading of some modules until the thread actually starts.
> Except that the import lock makes this a Bad Idea, IMO.

Does the import lock apply to the first import, or even
to all later ones where it can just find it in sys.modules?


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