[Haskell-cafe] Python's big challenges, Haskell's big advantages?
arnarbi at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 09:09:44 EDT 2008
Hi Manlio and others,
On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 14:58, Manlio Perillo <manlio_perillo at libero.it> wrote:
>> "cloud computing, transactional memory and future multicore processors"
> Multicore support is already "supported" in Python, if you use
> multiprocessing, instead of multithreading.
Well, I'm a huge Python fan myself, but multiprocessing is not really
a solution as much as it is a workaround. Python as a language has no
problem with multithreading and multicore support and has all
primitives to do conventional shared-state parallelism. However, the
most popular /implementation/ of Python sacrifies this for
performance, it has nothing to do with the language itself.
Stackless Python is an interesting implementation of the CSP+channels
paradigm though. It has been quite successfully used for a few large
> And scalability is not a "real" problem, if you write RESTful web
Of course scalability is a "real" problem, ask anyone who runs a big
website. I don't see how RESTful design simply removes that problem.
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