[Python-Dev] Interesting article: "Python Is Middleware"

Paul Prescod paulp@ActiveState.com
Tue, 07 Aug 2001 10:33:21 -0700

Thomas Wouters wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 07, 2001 at 12:57:03AM -0400, Tim Peters wrote:
> > I've noted before that we're fast running out of this kind of thing (meaning
> > big features discussed for a long time).  Perhaps a formal notion of
> > interface, some flavor of optional static typing, and major tweaks to the
> > numeric model, will still occur, but that's "about it" for semantic features
> > that have been discussed forever.
> Let's not forget 'free threading', which is another one of those 'generally
> benificial' features that will break code.

Is that true? I thought that you would have to ASK to use free threading
in a particular program.

I'm discussing threading models with our internal Perl guys and I'm
curious about one thing: what prevents a person from running two
non-communicating Python interpreters in two threads? What kind of data
is shared between interpeters?
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