Read-write lock for Python

Ben Finney ben+python at
Thu Apr 28 17:29:24 EDT 2011

Geoff Bache <geoff.bache at> writes:

> I currently find myself needing a Python read-write lock.

Please tell us what you mean by “read-write lock”.

> I note that there is none in the standard library, but googling
> "python read-write lock" quickly produced 6 different competing
> examples, including two languishing patch proposals for the standard
> library.

That's probably because the term isn't well defined. What is your

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