[Python-ideas] Python and Concurrency

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Fri Mar 23 02:38:24 CET 2007

Guido van Rossum wrote:

> 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.

I'm unconvinced, too. Python has always relied mostly
on C-level code to get grunty things done efficiently.
If the C-level code knows how to take advantage of
multiple cores, Python applications will benefit, too.

As long as Numeric can make use of the other 127 cores,
and OpenGL can run my 512-core GPU at full tilt, I'll
be happy. :-)


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