Status of Python threading support (GIL removal)?

OdarR Olivier.Darge at
Sat Jun 20 06:24:37 EDT 2009

On 20 juin, 11:02, Carl Banks <pavlovevide... at> wrote:
> Here's the thing: not everyone complaining about the GIL is trying to
> get the "raw power of their machines."  They just want to take
> advantage of multiple cores so that their Python program runs
> faster.
> It would be rude and presumptuous to tell such a person, "Well, GIL
> isn't that big of a deal because if you want speed you can always
> rewrite it in C to take advantage of multiple cores".

merci Carl, you expressed what I would like to tell.


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