[Python-ideas] Python and Concurrency

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Mar 22 22:20:45 CET 2007

On 3/22/07, Jason Orendorff <jason.orendorff at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/22/07, Talin <talin at acm.org> wrote:
> > I would like to direct your attention to a presentation that was given
> > by Mr. Herb Sutter on the subject of concurrency support in programming
> > languages. It's a long video, but I would urge you to watch at least the
> > first five minutes of it:
> >
> > http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7625918717318948700&q=herb+sutter
> Thanks for the excellent summary.
> I won't try to summarize Brendan Eich's February blog entry
> on this topic, because it's short enough and worth reading:
> http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/roadmap/archives/2007/02/threads_suck.html

Right. I saw Sutter give this talk (or a very similar one) in Oxford
last April, and I'm thoroughly unconvinced that Python is doomed
unless it adds more thread support.

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