[Python-ideas] Python threads are perfectly fine

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Tue Oct 13 14:45:45 CEST 2009

Sturla Molden <sturla at ...> writes:
> P.S. Yes I know about the GIL. It can be released by C extensions (incl. 
> Cython/Pyrex, f2py, ctypes). Python threads are perfectly fine for 
> course-grained parallelism in numerical code, with scalability and 
> performance close to GCC's OpenMP (I have tried).

That's a very refreshing thing to hear, thanks :-)

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