The Future of Python Threading

fdu.xiaojf at fdu.xiaojf at
Sat Aug 11 08:55:24 CEST 2007

Justin T. wrote:
> On Aug 10, 2:02 pm, l... at (Luc Heinrich) wrote:
>> Justin T. <jmtull... at> wrote:
>>> What these seemingly unrelated thoughts come down to is a perfect
>>> opportunity to become THE next generation language.
>> Too late: <>
>> :)
>> --
>> Luc Heinrich
> Uh oh, my ulterior motives have been discovered!
> I'm aware of Erlang, but I don't think it's there yet. For one thing,
> it's not pretty enough. It also doesn't have the community support
> that a mainstream language needs. I'm not saying it'll never be
> adequate, but I think that making python into an Erlang competitor
> while maintaining backwards compatibility with the huge amount of
> already written python software will make python a very formidable
> choice as languages adapt more and more multi-core support. Python is
> in a unique position as its actually a flexible enough language to
> adapt to a multi-threaded environment without resorting to terrible
> hacks.
> Justin
Multi-core or multi-CPU computers are more and more popular, especially in 
scientific computation. It will be a great great thing if multi-core support 
can be added to python.

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