From: Ullrich Koethe (u.koethe_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-06-25 16:11:14
> Please excuse my relative ignorance. My question is: I've written a
> Python Extension module in C++ using the Boost Python library. If I
> understand correctly, the thread in which my extension module
> executes will maintain a lock on the Python interpreter while
> executing within the extension module, preventing other python
> threads from executing. Can I get around this by releasing the
> interpreter lock? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
It should be safe to release the interpreter lock while C++ code is
executing, provided that C++ doesn't:
- call, directly or indirectly, any functions from the Python C API
- use any C++ objects accessible by other Python threads (if not
while this thread doesn't have the lock.
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