[Twisted-Python] Re: [Stackless] That darn GIL rant again...

Andreas Kostyrka andreas at kostyrka.org
Tue Apr 1 15:02:18 EDT 2008

Am Dienstag, den 01.04.2008, 16:33 +0300 schrieb niki:

> I disagree with point 2. "Explicit is better than implicit".
> Programmer must know where thread/process boundaries are and convey this 
> to the system. This knowledge very important in order to make all kind 
> of algorithmic decisions.

While explicit is usually better then implicit, in the area of threading
Python follows the fully implicit path. The GIL is nothing else but a
completely magic way to make Python threadsafe. Furthermore, any
solution around this must take this automatic safety into account.


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