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

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Tue Oct 26 11:57:29 EDT 2004

Alan Kennedy wrote:
> [Cameron Laird]
>  >     Andreas Kostyrka summarizes the design judgment behind
>  >     Python's locking.
>  > 
> http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.4377.1097009674.5135.python-list%40python.org 
> 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>


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