Question about Python threads

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Thu Aug 22 05:25:44 CEST 2002


In article <wNW89.72956$Pb.3188993 at news2.east.cox.net>,
Stuart D. Gathman <stuart at bmsi.com> wrote:
>On Wed, 21 Aug 2002 14:18:38 -0400, Mr. Neutron wrote:
>> 
>> How does this problem imply to Java as well?
>
>Java threads are mapped to real OS threads (not necessarily one to one).
>Java has no trouble taking advantage of multiple CPUs.

AFAIK, that's usually true, but not necessarily; Java requires the
availability of threads even if the underlying OS doesn't support it
(which is why porting Java can be a bit of a pain).
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