global interpreter lock

Mike Meyer mwm at
Mon Aug 22 20:24:13 CEST 2005

Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfraed at> writes:
> On Sat, 20 Aug 2005 22:30:43 -0400, Mike Meyer <mwm at> declaimed
> the following in comp.lang.python:
>> with these issues. If I ever find myself having to have non-trivial
>> threads again, I'll check the state of the threading models in other
>> languages, and make a serious push for implementing parts of the
>> program in a less popular language with a less primitive threading
>> model.
> 	The June edition of "SIGPLAN Notices" (the PLDI'05 proceeding issue)
> has a paper titled "Threads Cannot Be Implemented As a Library" -- which
> is primarily concerned with the problems of threading being done, well,
> via an add-on library (as opposed to a native part of the language
> specification: C#, Ada, Java).

Thanks for the reference.  A litte googling turns up a copy published
via HP at <URL: >.

> 	I suspect Python falls into the "library" category.

Well, that's what it's got now, so that seem likely.

Mike Meyer <mwm at>
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