[Python-Dev] Fwd: Removal of GIL through refcounting removal.

skip at pobox.com skip at pobox.com
Mon Nov 3 21:45:45 CET 2008

    >> I believe everyone here knows that.  I believe what most people are
    >> clamoring for is to make "full use of their multi-CPU resources in a
    >> single process".

    Josiah> Which is, arguably, silly.  As we've seen in the last 2 months
    Josiah> with Chrome, multiple processes for a single "program" is
    Josiah> actually a pretty good idea.

I have no idea what Chrome is.  Is it a CPU-intensive algorithm which can be

    Josiah> With the multiprocessing module in the standard library offering
    Josiah> a threading-like interface, people no longer have any excuses
    Josiah> for not fully exploiting their multiple cores in Python.

Except for communication overhead caused by replacing shared memory with


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