[Python-ideas] Python 3000 TIOBE -3%

C. Titus Brown ctb at msu.edu
Thu Feb 9 20:36:35 CET 2012

On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 03:19:36AM +0800, Matt Joiner wrote:
> > 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
> cases.

The GIL is almost entirely a PR issue.  In actual practice, it is so great
(simple, straightforward, functional) I believe that it is a sign of Guido's
time machine-enabled foresight.

C. Titus Brown, ctb at msu.edu

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