[Stackless] Mixing os threads and stackless

Johan Carlsson johanc at easypublisher.com
Wed Apr 26 15:04:40 CEST 2006

Lars Immisch wrote:
> You are correct. The GIL only allows one thread to be executing *python 
> code*, in the sense of: interpreting python bytecode, instead of: 
> calling a library function that calls out to C underneath (and releases 
> the GIL).
> But this is a subtle distinction that requires understanding what is 
> implemented in terms of C functions and what isn't.
> Now, if anyone mixes OS threads and tasklets, s/he should have that 
> understanding or go acquire it.

That's the kind of understanding I'm seeking here :-)

But at the moment I'm confused. So I hope you guys can help me get this 

Maybe I'm confused by what "only thread executing *python code* at once"
To me this means that two threads can't run python code (from the same 
interpretor) on separate CPUs at the same time.
On a single processor (at least in my mind) no code (python nor c) can 
run in at once!!?


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