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ESR "Waning of Python" post


Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> writes:

> In actual fact, it's not a problem per-se. It's a design choice, and
> every alternative choice tried so far has even worse problems. THAT is
> why we still have it.

That reads to me like a rejection of the point made in the blog post:
that the GIL prevents Python from taking proper advantage of multi-core
machines.

In other words: Yes, it's a design decision, but that design decision
causes the problems described.

Is it your position that the described behaviour is not a problem? Do
you hold that position because you think multi-core machines are not a
sector that Python needs to be good at? Or that the described behaviour
doesn't occur? Or something else?

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