decorators vs GIL

Jarek Zgoda jzgoda at
Mon Aug 9 22:34:36 CEST 2004

G. S. Hayes <sjdevnull at> pisze:

>> What really hurts is that I can't honestly tell Java programmers that
>> Python  is a slam dunk compared to Java & the JVM.  Java has no GIL,
> Java has drunk the threads Kool-Aid, and Java programmers are very
> likely to be thread-crazy because of the lack of a select equivalent
> (until recently) and the lack of good access to processes via fork or
> similar.  Luckily, it's usually pretty easy to convince people of the
> benefits of NOT overusing threads once they've made that mistake once.

Try GUI programming without using threads.

Jarek Zgoda

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