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Sun Dec 4 20:34:51 PST 2011
On Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 8:07 AM, Andrei Alexandrescu <
SeeWebsiteForEmail at erdani.org> wrote:
> On 12/4/11 3:51 AM, Russel Winder wrote:
>> On Sat, 2011-12-03 at 09:39 -0600, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>>> On 12/3/11 3:02 AM, Russel Winder wrote:
>>>> The PyPy JIT is clearly a "big win". I am sure Armin will come up with
>>>> more stuff :-)
>>> Do they do anything about the GIL?
>> Soon. Having failed to convince Guido he had to remove the GIL from
>> CPython, my message has been taken up by the PyPy folk and they are
>> looking at using STM as a technique to be able to remove the GIL. Not
>> sure whether this will hit performance. The multiprocessing package
>> will need a severe rewrite if STM works to replace the GIL.
> What's the plan with doing I/O and other irreversible actions during STM
> transactions then?
One of the PyPy guys briefly answers this in the comments of this article
on the subject of PyPy and removal of the GIL.
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