Author pitrou
Recipients akira, asvetlov, docs@python, martin.panter, pitrou, r.david.murray
Date 2015-01-17.18:03:47
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> If GIL is not released then all Python code in other threads is 
> effectively blocked.

But that would be a stupid implementation of sleep(). It is not desirable to clutter the docs with such mentions: most calls to the OS in the stdlib release the GIL.

Only if the behaviour was unintuitive (i.e. if it *didn't* release the GIL) would it make sense to document it.
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