[Numpy-discussion] Python global interpreter lock ...

Andrew P. Lentvorski, Jr. bsder at allcaps.org
Tue Apr 29 23:48:06 CDT 2003


I have been digging into Python threading and was curious as to whether 
I'm going to run into problems using Python threads with numpy.

So, my questions are:

1) Does numpy (or numarray) release the Python GIL?
2) If not, why not?  Is this simply something I could fix by making the 
changes myself, or are there larger reasons for not releasing the GIL?

Thanks,
-a






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