Open requested to merge dgobbi/vtk:python-thread-hint into master
This hint will add
PyEval_SaveThread/PyEval_RestoreThread before and after the hinted method call, which allows Python's threads to run concurrently during the method call. Since the Save/Restore adds a small overhead to the method, it only makes sense to add this hint to methods that take a long time (milliseconds) to execute. The most useful places for this hint are I/O methods and Update() methods.
As a prerequisite for this hint to take effect,
VTK_PYTHON_FULL_THREADSAFE must be
ON when VTK is configured.
For reference, see https://docs.python.org/3/c-api/init.html#releasing-the-gil-from-extension-code