[Python-ideas] Python 3000 TIOBE -3%

Matt Joiner anacrolix at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 20:19:36 CET 2012

> The GIL annoys those who have learned to expect threading.Thread for CPU
> bound concurrency in advance -- which typically means prior experience with
> Java. Python threads are fine for their intended use -- e.g. I/O and
> background tasks in a GUI.

Even for that purpose they're too heavy. The GIL conflicts, and
boilerplate overhead spawning threads is obscene for more than trivial

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