[Baypiggies] Guido's Blog: It isn't Easy to Remove the GIL

Adam Ulvi adamlulvi at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 14 22:26:15 CEST 2007

I thought that telling people to "write it yourself if you want it so damn much" was the open-source version of Godwin's law.  ;-)

Seriously, I wasn't aware the GIL was such a hot-button, I'll try to avoid bringing it up in polite company from now on.

- A

----- Original Message ----
From: Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org>
To: Andy Wiggin <andywiggin at gmail.com>
Cc: baypiggies at python.org
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2007 12:23:29 PM
Subject: Re: [Baypiggies] Guido's Blog: It isn't Easy to Remove the GIL

On 9/13/07, Andy Wiggin <andywiggin at gmail.com> wrote:
> I thought the discussion was very interesting. I think true parallel
> programming is the challenge of our time, so I'm quite disappointed
> that the Python powers that be do not seem to feel any imperative to
> address it. I've always been kind of assuming that Python would
> provide a "pythonic" parallel programming paradigm that would "just
> work" and be as elegant as the rest of the language.

I'm sorry, but this attitude just really pisses me off. Python is the
work of many people. If you want something to happen, make it happen.
Don't wait for someone else to solve your problem for you.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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