[TriLUG] Do a lot of you program in Python?

Igor Partola igor at igorpartola.com
Mon Jan 13 10:45:55 EST 2014

Thanks Randy, that was a nice talk that I somehow missed. Explains things
nicely. It's kind of sad that he spends all this time talking about how to
remove the *overhead* of the GIL, just to get things to run as well
multi-threaded as single-threaded, not even touching any actual parallelism
when CPU-bound.

The take-away seems to be: don't try threads for anything but the most
IO-heavy non-realtime applications.


On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 5:55 PM, Randy Barlow <randy at electronsweatshop.com>wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 09, 2014 at 12:00:52PM -0500, Igor Partola wrote:
> > See
> > http://www.dabeaz.com/python/UnderstandingGIL.pdffor a great
> > explanation of all this.
> For a humorous perspective on the GIL, there's also David Beazley's 2010
> PyCon
> talk:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEaosS1U5qY
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