[Chicago] Kickstarter Fund to get rid of the GIL

Alex Gaynor alex.gaynor at gmail.com
Sat Jul 23 19:37:03 CEST 2011

On Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 10:19 AM, Brian Ray <brianhray at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 6:41 AM, David Beazley <d-beazley at sbcglobal.net>
> wrote:
> >
> > If you must know,  the mere presence of the GIL doesn't bother me too
> much though.
> I do not see why we could not: stick with the GIL, make some
> improvements to it, and suggest that software engineers needing super
> high performance just create multi processes that message to one
> another as the best ever architecture. problem solved!
> BTW, I have no problems with the simple reference counting idea that
> cPython started with. From a design decision I am fine with it. I am
> not sure it was implemented correctly but that is another story.
> -- Brian
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"high performance just create multi processes that message" very rarely have
I heard IPC and high performance in the same sentence.


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