Exceptions and Object Destruction (was: Problem with apsw and garbage collection)

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Thu Jun 18 12:09:24 EDT 2009

In article <pan.2009. at REMOVE.THIS.cybersource.com.au>,
Steven D'Aprano  <steven at REMOVE.THIS.cybersource.com.au> wrote:
>Additionally, while I'm a fan of the simplicity of CPython's ref counter, 
>one serious side effect of it is that it requires the GIL, which 
>essentially means CPython is crippled on multi-core CPUs compared to non-
>ref counting implementations.

Your bare "crippled" is an unfair overstatement.  What you meant to
write was that computational multi-threaded applications that don't use
NumPy are crippled.  Otherwise you're simply spreading FUD.
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