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Author sbt
Recipients lechten, sbt
Date 2013-01-19.22:18:07
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> I thought that access to the value field of Value instances was 
> protected by locks to avoid lost updates.

Loads and stores are both atomic.  But "+=" is made up of two operations, a load followed by a store, and the lock is dropped between the two.

The same lack of atomicity applies when using "+=" to modify an attribute of a normal python object in a multithreaded program.

If you want an atomic increment you could try

    def do_inc(integer):
        with integer.get_lock():
            integer.value += 1
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