Using python as primary language

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Fri Nov 9 06:01:44 CET 2007

"Michael Bacarella" <mbac at> wrote in message 
| > It's pretty uncommon. There are relatively few CPU bound tasks that
| > are a) highly parallel and b) can't be easily scaled between
| > processes. Python is not (by itself) an especially good tool for those
| > tasks.
| Is there any reason for this besides economics?

If by 'this' you mean the global interpreter lock, yes, there are good 
technical reasons.  All attempts so far to remove it have resulted in an 
interpeter that is substantially slower on a single processor. 

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