Status of Python threading support (GIL removal)?

Paul Rubin http
Sun Jun 21 19:12:40 CEST 2009


"Hendrik van Rooyen" <mail at microcorp.co.za> writes:
> I think that this is because (like your link has shown) the problem
> is really not trivial, and also because the model that can bring
> sanity to the party (independent threads/processes that communicate
> with queued messages) is seen as inefficient at small scale.

That style works pretty well in Python and other languages.  The main
gripe about it for Python is the subject of this thread, i.e. the GIL.



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