Is Python a commercial proposition ?

Andrew Berg bahamutzero8825 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 02:52:22 CEST 2012


On 7/29/2012 7:12 PM, Rodrick Brown wrote:
> Python is a glue language much like Perl was 10 years ago. Until the
> GIL is fixed I doubt anyone will seriously look at Python as an option
> for large enterprise standalone application development.
The GIL is neither a bug to be fixed nor an inherent part of the
language. It is a design choice for CPython. There are reasons the
CPython devs have no intention of removing the GIL (at least in the near
future). A recent outline of these reasons (written by one of the
CPython devs) is here:

http://python-notes.boredomandlaziness.org/en/latest/python3/questions_and_answers.html#but-but-surely-fixing-the-gil-is-more-important-than-fixing-unicode
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