there is also discussion at the moment of thread-synchronisation on the stackless python list. people were considering ideas related to futures and csp (influenced largely by the oz language, i think).
Thanks for the tip, I'll check those out.
personal opinion: while java may be better than python in this respect i think there are much better solutions out there.
A better solution to synchronize threads, or a better solution to concurrency in general? Would this oz language be something like that?