[concurrency] about the concurrency-sig list

Peter Fein pete at wearpants.org
Fri Nov 11 21:44:24 CET 2011


I started this list & the concurrency section on the wiki
http://wiki.python.org/moin/Concurrency after taking one of Dave
Beazley's classes. Other folks & I wanted a place to discuss the kind
of issues Brad discusses below, in a general and cross-toolkit
context. I don't know why it never really took off, though I'd love to
see it have more life.

Other possible topic includes: Python under Hadoop, MPI, data
processing pipelines (generators).

Should we just establish "Threads: you're doing it wrong" as a ground
rule and be done with it? ;-P


On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 10:49 AM, Brad Allen <bradallen137 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Python has a rich toolset for taking on concurrency challenges, and
> many of these tools have their own mailing list. However, concurrency
> solutions tend to involve working with these tools in combination, and
> it might be nice to have a place for higher level community discussion
> across this toolset.
> I see lots of interesting comments about concurrency scattered across
> Twitter, G+, and blog postings about gevent, 0mq, celery,
> multiprocessing, stackless, etc, so I know there is plenty to talk
> about. I don't want to shut down those scattered discussions; Twitter
> and G+ are great fun.
> However, concurrency-sig might be a good home for more in-depth
> discussions on such topics; currently this list seems dormant.
> According to the archive, the last postings were in 2009 about the
> GIL. Why not try to reboot this list, and send out an announcement to
> call for participation here?
> I've bcc'd a number of people who might be interested, but may not
> know about the concurrency-sig list.
> Maybe there is another such list which I don't know about. If so,
> please let me know, and I'll post it back to this thread in the
> concurrency-sig so people looking at the archives will know where they
> need to go.
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