Will multithreading make python less popular?

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Thu Feb 19 20:18:32 EST 2009

Mensanator wrote:
> On Feb 19, 2:18 pm, Paul Rubin <http://phr...@NOSPAM.invalid> wrote:
> When I run I Python program, the Windows task manager shows both
> cores running (usually a 60/40 split) for an overall 50% usage.
> What am I actually seeing? If Python only uses one of the cores,
> why do both light up? Is everything much more complicated (due to
> OS scheduling, etc.) than the simple explanations of GIL?

You are seeing your Python program running on one core, and the usual
Windows crap keeping the other one busy.

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