Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Re: GIL of Doom!

Read it and weep, GIL lovers.

Why Events Are A Bad Idea http://www.usenix.org/events/hotos03/tech/vonbehren.html

Comment on GIL of Doom!
by John Mudd


Did you actually read that paper? The proposed alternative to events is a custom, user-space thread implementation with tight compiler integration. It has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the kind of threading supported in any mainstream language today.

# Jean-Paul Calderone