Commit 53fa545c authored by Armin Rigo's avatar Armin Rigo

Update this FAQ entry

parent b7f15409
...@@ -147,12 +147,12 @@ whether some effects are ok or not for the user (i.e. the Python ...@@ -147,12 +147,12 @@ whether some effects are ok or not for the user (i.e. the Python
programmer). programmer).
Instead, since 2012, there is work going on on a still very experimental Instead, since 2012, there is work going on on a still very experimental
Software Transactional Memory (STM) version of PyPy. This should give `Software Transactional Memory`_ (STM) version of PyPy. This should give
an alternative PyPy which internally has no GIL, while at the same time an alternative PyPy which works without a GIL, while at the same time
continuing to give the Python programmer the complete illusion of having continuing to give the Python programmer the complete illusion of having
one. It would in fact push forward *more* GIL-ish behavior, like one.
declaring that some sections of the code should run without releasing
the GIL in the middle (these are called *atomic sections* in STM). .. _`Software Transactional Memory`: stm.html
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Is PyPy more clever than CPython about Tail Calls? Is PyPy more clever than CPython about Tail Calls?
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