Python's Infamous GIL

A session at PyCon Ireland 2015

  • Larry Hastings

Saturday 24th October, 2015

12:00pm to 1:00pm (DMT)

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You’ve heard about Python’s GIL. But what is it really? What does it do, both good and bad?

Come learn all about the Python GIL. You’ll learn about its history, all the problems it solves, all the problems it causes (that we know about!), and what it would take to remove the GIL.

Attendees should be familiar with the terrors inherent in multithreaded programming, and be comfortable with a little C code in the slides.

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Larry Hastings

Larry is a sixty-meter tall humanoid robot. Rumor has it that tank rounds and rockets have no effect on his heavily armored outer shell.

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PyCon Ireland 2015

Ireland Ireland, Dublin

24th25th October 2015

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Time 12:00pm1:00pm DMT

Date Sat 24th October 2015


Goldsmith 1 + 2, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel

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