[Baypiggies] Frequently Argued Objections

Don Bennett dpb at donbennett.org
Fri Jun 20 06:14:16 CEST 2008

One objection I've heard a few times, "What's up with this global 
interpreter lock?"

It can come as a surprise to people trying to figure out why their 
multi-threaded programs aren't as fast as they expected.


Shandy Brown wrote:
> Hi all.
> I'm trying to compile a list of frequent objections against using Python
> and a rational response to each.  Basically the same format as an FAQ.
> It occurs to me that perhaps someone in the community has already come
> up with such a list.  So... any links?
> Shandy
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