Python's biggest compromises

Irmen de Jong irmen at -NOSPAM-REMOVETHIS-xs4all.nl
Mon Aug 11 00:16:29 CEST 2003


Robin Becker wrote:

> I'm not an expert, but the various grid computation schemes seem to
> prefer either java or c/c++, I suspect that those schemes aren't really
> using threads in main, after all they seem to be running between
> machines in different parts of the world even. I suspect Python would be
> in better shape if we could migrate threads or tasklets from one
> processor to another.
> 
> I believe pyro can almost do that, but I haven't tried it. 

Could you please elaborate on this a bit?
What exactly did you have in mind when talking about
"migrating threads or tasklets" ?

Does this involve transporting code across nodes,
or only the 'execution' (and data)?

Pyro supports transporting code, but with a few important limitations,
such as "once loaded, not reloaded".

--Irmen de Jong





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