simple Thread question

Peter Hansen peter at
Tue Aug 3 23:31:46 CEST 2004

Christopher T King wrote:

> On Tue, 3 Aug 2004, Peter Hansen wrote:
>>Obviously this just depends on differing ideas of what it means to be
>>"friendly" to threads, but I find Python to be the most reliable and
>>easiest to use environment for multi-threaded applications that I've
>>ever used.
> Poor choice of words on my part... I didn't mean API wise (though I'm not 
> a huge fan of threading), but rather implementation-wise (having the GIL 
> and all).

I realize that's what you meant, and I stick with my opinion that
it is *exactly that* which makes Python a much better environment
for all the threaded applications I've written than the other
environments I've tried in the past.


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