Status of Python threading support (GIL removal)?

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Sun Jun 21 17:59:37 CEST 2009


In article <h1l6m3$3fu$1 at gemini.csx.cam.ac.uk>,
Jeremy Sanders  <jeremy+complangpython at jeremysanders.net> wrote:
>Jesse Noller wrote:
>>
>> Sorry, you're incorrect. I/O Bound threads do in fact, take advantage
>> of multiple cores.
>
>I don't know whether anyone else brought this up, but it looks 
>like Python has problems with even this form of threading
>
>http://www.dabeaz.com/python/GIL.pdf

Most of us have already seen this.  It's a good point, but IME writing
multi-threaded apps for multi-core machines, I think one should be
careful to avoid reading too much into it.
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