Synchronization in Python
Allen B. Downey
On July 14, 2005 I gave a talk for the Boston Python Interest
Group on synchronization in Python. Most of the talk was based on my
book, The Little Book
Here are the notes I handed out, and here are
the slides, which contain just the code we talked
I also demonstrated a simulator I use to animate the execution of
synchronized, multithreaded programs. I haven't really released this
program in a state that I can support, but if you want to play with
it, you can download this gzipped tar file.
To unpack it, type "tar -xzf sync.tgz". It will create a directory
named sync that contains Sync.py, which is the simulator, Gui.py,
which is some utility code it uses, and several examples that run
within the simulator.
To run the program, move into the sync directory and type
"./Sync.py mutex.py". It should load and display the code from
mutex.py, and allow you to run simulated threads through it.