The future of "frozen" types as the number of CPU cores increases

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Thu Feb 18 23:12:02 CET 2010

On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 11:58:32 -0800, John Nagle wrote:

> John Nagle wrote:
>>    I look at this as Python's answer to multicore CPUs and "Go".
>     On that note, I went to a talk at Stanford yesterday by one of the
> designers of Intel's Nelahem core.  The four-core, eight thread version
> is out now. [...]
>     Python isn't ready for this.  Not with the GIL.

Pardon me, but Python is perfectly ready for this. Why aren't you using 
Jython or IronPython, if the GIL is such a drag on your use-case?


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