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SIG on Process Threading in Python

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This list's mission is to improve the status of threading in Python.


  • Python will have a sufficiently powerful threading interface that users can concentrate on using threads rather than writing threading tools.
  • There will be sufficient Python threading documentation.
  • Python should support threading well on every platform with decent native OS support.
  • There should be some kind of answer to the problems caused by Python's central interpreter lock.
  • The issues of threading with respect to multiprocessor machines are addressed.