[Twisted-Python] Re: Twisted and the Posh Module

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Tue Mar 15 05:03:28 EST 2005

Ken Kinder <ken at kenkinder.com> writes:

> Itamar Shtull-Trauring wrote:
>>On Mon, 2005-03-14 at 14:27 -0800, Ed Suominen wrote:
>>> Ah, so *that* is why the SANE GUI frontend I'm writing [1] pauses
>>> scanning and window events when it's using PIL to generate a
>>> thumbnail of the last page scanned, despite my use of
>>> deferToThread.    
>>Arguably not releasing the GIL in C code is a bug, and someone should
>>probably report it.
> They are aware of it, and in the alpha version of PIL, *some*
> operations no longer acquire the GIL, but many still do.

Well, err, "some operations no longer acquire the GIL" reads slightly
backwards to me; "some operations now release the GIL" seems fairer --
PIL is only thwarting you passively, not actively :)


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                                        -- Erik Naggum, comp.lang.lisp

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