Will multithreading make python less popular?

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Fri Feb 20 01:17:12 CET 2009

MRAB wrote:
> Tim Wintle wrote:
> [snip]
>> Yes, we're coming to a point where we're going to have tens of cores in
>> a chip, but by that time someone far cleverer than me (possibly someone
>> who's on this list) will have solved that problem. The top experts in
>> many fields use Python, and if they weren't able to make use of multiple
>> core chips, then there wouldn't be any demand for them.
> Perhaps we should ask Guido who it is; after all, he's the one with the
> time machine! :-)

But he clearly hasn't been using it lately.

<heresy>Perhaps it's time Python stopped being a dictatorship?</heresy>

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