Will multithreading make python less popular?
bruno.42.desthuilliers at websiteburo.invalid
Tue Feb 17 12:38:43 CET 2009
rushenaly at gmail.com a écrit :
> And the story begins here. As i search on the net, I have found that
> because of the natural characteristics of python such as GIL, we are
> not able to write multi threaded programs.
I'm surprised no one here corrected that point yet, so here we go: yes,
Python does support multithreading. The fact that threads won't be
executed concurrently on a multicore machine (due to the GIL) is a
different problem (cf Andrew Cooke's answer on this - and his advice to
study Erlang if you want to do concurrent programming).
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