[Haskell-cafe] Python's big challenges, Haskell's big advantages?

Bruce Eckel bruceteckel at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 09:13:49 EDT 2008

> 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.

Actually, no. Neither Python nor Ruby can utilize more than a single
processor using threads. The only way to use more than one processor
is with processes.

Bruce Eckel

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