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

Matthieu Brucher matthieu.brucher at gmail.com
Mon Nov 3 21:48:08 CET 2008

2008/11/3  <skip at pobox.com>:
>    >> 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
> parallelized?

It's Google webbrowser ;)

Matthieu Brucher

>    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
> I/O?
> Skip
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