Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Oct 25)

Cameron Laird claird at lairds.us
Tue Oct 26 20:08:04 CEST 2004

In article <eK-dnczoRaJ07uPcRVn-rw at powergate.ca>,
Peter Hansen  <peter at engcorp.com> wrote:
>Alan Kennedy wrote:
>> [Cameron Laird]
>>  >     Andreas Kostyrka summarizes the design judgment behind
>>  >     Python's locking.
>>  > 
>> I've got to say that I found Luis P Caamano's contribution to that 
>> thread far more enlightening. It gives the best historical perspective 
>> on the GIL that I've ever read.
>> http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2004-October/245412.html
>"Historical"?  You mean the part that begins with his statement
>'''I speculate that the GIL "problem" might have grown to its current
>state because CPython grew in parallel with thread programming. '''
>Speculation is always an interesting way to study history. <wink>

Yes, well, but apart from that, Alan is soooooo right to mention his
impression.  We're Usenet here, folks, and it thrills me when people
take "Python-URL!" not as an authority, but rather as a starting point
for productive discussion.  Thank you, Alan, for pointing out Mr.
Caamano's follow-up, for it indeed merits attention.

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