If Scheme is so good why MIT drops it?

Raffael Cavallaro raffaelcavallaro at pas.espam.s.il.vous.plait.mac.com
Thu Jul 23 19:45:52 CEST 2009


On 2009-07-23 13:15:00 -0400, Isaac Gouy <igouy2 at yahoo.com> said:

> I get
> the feeling I'm missing the joke?

Yes, you are missing the joke. The point is that if python is 60x 
slower than C, even if there were not a GIL, it would require running 
the python program on a 60 core machine just reach parity with C. The 
existence of the GIL means that in reality you'd probably need a 
several hundred core machine running python just to equal what C can do 
on one core. Hence the 13375p34k pseudo quote - "teh slowness on all ur 
cores!"
-- 
Raffael Cavallaro




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