Python threading (was: Re: global interpreter lock not working as it should)

Martin v. Löwis loewis at informatik.hu-berlin.de
Wed Aug 7 14:03:50 CEST 2002


a-steinhoff at web.de (Armin Steinhoff) writes:

> In the moment it makes no sense to use the 'Python threads' for
> POSIX systems 'if and only if' you need performance (or real-time
> performance).

Whatever changes you make, they can't increase the performance. If you
need performance, you better avoid threads. On a single processor,
threads can only slow down the entire computation.

Regards,
Martin



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