[Python-ideas] solving multi-core Python

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Mon Jun 22 01:47:29 CEST 2015

On 22 Jun 2015 09:40, "Antoine Pitrou" <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:31:06 +1000
> Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Windows actually has superior native parallel execution APIs to Linux in
> > some respects, but open source programming languages tend not to support
> > them, presumably due to a combination of Microsoft's longstanding
> > perspective on open source licencing (which seems to finally be
> > with their new CEO), and the even longer standing POSIX mindset that
> > and file descriptors ought to be enough for anyone" (even if the
> > in the child processes is wildly different from that in the main
> Or perhaps the fact that those superiors APIs are a PITA.
> select() and friends may be crude performance-wise (though, strangely,
> we don't see providers migrating massively to Windows in order to
> improve I/O throughput), but they are simple to use.

Aye, there's a reason using a smart IDE like Visual Studio, IntelliJ or
Eclipse is pretty much essential for both Windows and Java programming.
These platforms fall squarely on the "tools maven" side of Oliver Steele's
"IDE Divide": http://blog.osteele.com/posts/2004/11/ides/

The opportunity I think we have with Python is to put a cross platform text
editor friendly abstraction layer across these kinds of underlying
capabilities :)

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