Status of Python threading support (GIL removal)?

Aahz aahz at
Fri Jun 19 19:31:59 EDT 2009

In article <d6d695d8-2af6-4713-bcbf-587e19e16375 at>,
=?windows-1252?Q?Jure_Erzno=9Enik?=  <jure.erznoznik at> wrote:
>I do aggree though that threading is important. Regardless of any
>studies showing that threads suck, they are here and they offer
>relatively simple concurrency. IMHO they should never have been
>crippled like this. Even though GIL solves access violations, it's not
>the right approach. It simply kills all threading benefits except for
>the situation where you work with multiple I/O blocking threads.
>That's just about the only situation where this problem is not

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