Using python as primary language
tjreedy at udel.edu
Fri Nov 9 21:45:17 CET 2007
"Martin Vilcans" <martin at librador.com> wrote in message
news:f782707a0711090754n5e2918adla2067057c469668b at mail.gmail.com...
| But that's not what my question was about. It was about whether it
| would make sense to, on the same python installation, select between
| the GIL and fine-grained locks at startup. Because even if the locks
| slows down the interpreter, if they let you utilize a 32 core CPU, it
| may not be so bad anymore. Or am I missing something?
1. The need for some group to develop and maintain what anounts to a forked
version of CPython.
2. If micro-locked Python ran, say, half as fast, then you can have a lot
of IPC (interprocess communition) overhead and still be faster with
multiple processes rather than multiple threads.
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