global interpreter lock
zen19725 at zen.co.uk
Mon Aug 29 01:42:58 CEST 2005
On Sun, 28 Aug 2005 19:25:55 -0400, Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org> wrote:
>Bryan Olson <fakeaddress at nowhere.org> writes:
>> phil hunt wrote:
>> > Yes, find solutions. Don't find dangerous dead-ends that look like
>> > solutions but which will give you lots of trouble.
>> If concurrency is a dead end, why do the programs that provide
>> the most sophisticated services of any in the world rely on it
>> so heavily?
>I don't know what Phil is saying, but I'm not calling concurrency a
In general it isn't. However, in many programs, it might be, in that
by using it you might end up with a very complex program that fails
unpredictably and if hard to debug: if you get in that situation,
you may have to start again, in which case your previous work will
have been a dead end.
(Actually I would suggest that knowing when to throw something away
and start again is something that differentiates between good and
>I'm calling the tools available in most programming
>languages for dealing with it primitive.
>We need better tools.
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