Adding a Par construct to Python?

Diez B. Roggisch deets at nospam.web.de
Sun May 17 18:24:34 CEST 2009


> But reduce()? I can't see how you can parallelize reduce(). By its 
> nature, it has to run sequentially: it can't operate on the nth item 
> until it is operated on the (n-1)th item.

That depends on the operation in question. Addition for example would 
work. My math-skills are a bit too rusty to qualify the exact nature of 
the operation, commutativity springs to my mind.

Diez



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