Will multithreading make python less popular?

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Thu Feb 19 23:53:40 CET 2009

Tim Rowe wrote:
> 2009/2/19  <rushenaly at gmail.com>:
>> Hi again
>> I really want to imply that i am not in search of a perfect language.
>> Python for programming productivity is a great language but there are
>> some real world facts. Some people want a language that provides great
>> flexibility. A language can provide threads and processes and
>> programmer choose the way. I really believe that GIL is a design
>> error.
> It's only an error if it gets in the way. It's the experience of a lot
> of programmers that it doesn't, so it's not an error.
And it's not a feature of the language, rather of one or two
implementations. Neither JPython not IronPython use a GIL to the best of
my knowledge, so you are still quite at liberty to use them.

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