[Python-ideas] Python 3000 TIOBE -3%

Mike Meyer mwm at mired.org
Fri Feb 10 19:52:08 CET 2012

On Fri, 10 Feb 2012 19:36:52 +0100
"M.-A. Lemburg" <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
> In cases where the GIL does cause problems, it's usually better to
> consider changing the application design and use asynchronous processing
> with a single threaded design or a multi-process design where each of
> the processes only uses a low number of threads (20-50 per process).

Just a warning: mixing threads and forks can be hazardous to your
sanity. In particular, forking a process that has threads running has
behaviors, problems and solutions that vary between Unix
variants. Best to make sure you've done all your forks before you
create a thread if you want your code to be portable.

Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org>		http://www.mired.org/
Independent Software developer/SCM consultant, email for more information.

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