Auto-parallelizing with decorators?

Kirk Strauser kirk at strauser.com
Fri Jul 6 23:40:08 CEST 2007


In article <po22m4xvvj1.ln2 at news.conpoint.com>,
 Kirk Strauser <kirk at strauser.com> wrote:

> I was thinking about how a lot of Lisp proponents claim that Lisp is
> inherently parallelizable because its functions don't have (or are not
> supposed to have) side effects, and therefore the compiler can easily tell
> which calls may be run in parallel instead of strictly serially.  I'm not a
> Lisp expert so I can't say whether that's true or not, but it seems like an
> interesting idea for Python.

By the way, I uploaded a sample implementation (in Python) of what I had 
in mind to http://www.honeypot.net/multi-processing-map-python .  Please 
let me know what you think of it and whether it seems remotely 
interesting or goofy.
-- 
Kirk Strauser



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