[Python-ideas] Python 3000 TIOBE -3%

Masklinn masklinn at masklinn.net
Thu Feb 9 20:03:28 CET 2012

On 2012-02-09, at 19:54 , Guido van Rossum wrote:
> I stand corrected (but I am right about the single-threadedness :-).

Absolutely (until WebWorkers anyway)

>> And note that a
>> single-threaded event-driven process can serve 100,000 open sockets --
>> while no JVM can create 100,000 threads.
> Only because it's OS threads of course, Erlang is not evented and has no
>> problem spawning half a million (preempted) processes if there's RAM
>> enough to store them.
> Sure. But the people complaining about the GIL come from Java, not from
> Erlang. (Erlang users typically envy Python because of its superior
> standard library. :-)

True. Then they remember how good Python is with concurrency,
distribution and distributed resilience :D

(don't forget syntax, one of Erlang's biggest failures)

(although it pleased cfbolz since he could get syntax coloration for his

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