ESR "Waning of Python" post
On 10/11/2018 12:15 AM, Gregory Ewing wrote:
> Paul Rubin wrote [concerning GIL removal]:
>> It's weird that Python's designers were willing to mess up the user
>> language in the 2-to-3 transition but felt that the C API had to be kept
>> sarcosanct.? Huge opportunities were blown at multiple levels.
> You say that as though we had a solution for GIL removal all
> thought out and ready to go, and the only thing that stopped us
> is that it would have required changing the C API.
> But it's not like that at all. As far as I know, all the
> attempts that have been made so far to remove the GIL have
> led to performance that was less than satisfactory. It's a
> hard problem that we haven't found a good solution to yet.
Do you happen to have a reference that explains what the issues are
for GIL removal?