[Python-ideas] solving multi-core Python

Eric Snow ericsnowcurrently at gmail.com
Wed Jun 24 05:08:36 CEST 2015

On Sun, Jun 21, 2015 at 4:25 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> We already have the tools to do deep copies of object trees (although
> I'll concede I *was* actually thinking in terms of the classic C/C++
> mistake of carelessly copying pointers around when I wrote that
> particular message). One of the options for deep copies tends to be a
> pickle/unpickle round trip, which will still incur the serialisation
> overhead, but not the IPC overhead.

This does make me wonder if it would be worth pursuing a mechanism for
encapsulating an object graph, such that it would be easier to
manage/copy the graph as a whole.

> "Faster message passing than multiprocessing" sets the baseline pretty
> low, after all.
> However, this is also why Eric mentions the notions of object
> ownership or limiting channels to less than the full complement of
> Python objects. As an *added* feature at the Python level, it's
> possible to initially enforce restrictions that don't exist in the C
> level subinterpeter API, and then work to relax those restrictions
> over time.



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