Will multithreading make python less popular?

Hendrik van Rooyen mail at microcorp.co.za
Mon Feb 16 10:09:55 EST 2009

"andrew cooke" <andrew at a....org> wrote:

>The GIL is an implementation detail.  I suspect that it could be largely
>removed if there was sufficient need.  But that still wouldn't make Python
>a good language for programming on multiple cores.  That's not as big a
>deal as you think, because we currently DON'T KNOW what would make a good
>language for programming on multiple cores - it's an open topic in the
>wider community.

Those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it.

Occam was the language that should have won the marketing
prize, but didn't.

- Hendrik

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