[concurrency] about the concurrency-sig list

Peter Fein pete at wearpants.org
Mon Nov 14 21:09:53 CET 2011


I think usability (from a developer's perspective) is important as
well as pure performance.

<fuel>Take the mixed feelings people have about Twisted for example.</fuel>

On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 12:51 PM, George Belotsky <gbelotsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks, Dave!
>
> I would love to see this be entirely data-driven.  Mere arguing, is, indeed,
> not useful.
>
> All the best,
>
> George.
>
> On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 4:58 AM, David Beazley <dave at dabeaz.com> wrote:
>>
>> Pete's wiseguy thread comment not withstanding, I'll freely admit that I'm
>> usually not interested in participating in online discussions about
>> concurrency due to excessive religious dogma backed by a lack of empirical
>> data or experiments.   IMHO, there needs to be more level-minded
>> experimentation, analysis, and discussion.  If this is what this list might
>> be about, then it might be worthwhile.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Dave
>>
>>
>> On Nov 11, 2011, at 2:54 PM, Peter Portante wrote:
>>
>> > Perhaps we would want to avoid dogma, and have this list provide
>> > understanding of how things work and pros & cons?
>> >
>> > On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 3:47 PM, Jesse Noller <jnoller at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> > On Friday, November 11, 2011 at 3:44 PM, Peter Fein wrote:
>> >
>> > > Hi-
>> > >
>> > > 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
>> > >
>> > > --Pete
>> > >
>> > No, given that "Threads: you're doing it wrong" is patently incorrect
>> > except for certain cases. I use them more than I use multiprocessing. :)
>> >
>> >
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