when "normal" parallel computations in CPython will be implemented at last?

Thomas Jollans t at jollybox.de
Sun Jul 1 20:53:13 CEST 2012

On 07/01/2012 07:51 PM, dmitrey wrote:
> hi all,
> are there any information about upcoming availability of parallel
> computations in CPython without modules like  multiprocessing? I mean
> something like parallel "for" loops, or, at least, something without
> forking with copying huge amounts of RAM each time and possibility to
> involve unpiclable data (vfork would be ok, but AFAIK it doesn't work
> with CPython due to GIL).
> AFAIK in PyPy some progress have been done (
> http://morepypy.blogspot.com/2012/06/stm-with-threads.html )

As far as I can tell, there are no concrete plans to integrate
concurrency better, or get rid of the GIL, at the moment. To quote

  """Getting rid of the GIL is an occasional topic on the python-dev
mailing list. No one has managed it yet."""

There are currently no open or accepted PEPs on the subject of concurrency.

There is, of course, Stackless Python.

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