Why GIL? (was Re: what's the point of rpython?)

Paul Rubin http
Fri Jan 23 18:53:02 CET 2009

skip at pobox.com writes:
> Also, every object is mutable at some level.  Tuples, ints and floats are
> definitely mutable at creation time.  You need to hold a mutex then, so
> Carl's notion of three types of objects breaks down then.

Hopefully, at creation time, they will usually be in a scope where
other threads can't see them.

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