The multiprocessing module in Python

Consider this piece of code:     from __future__ import print_function     import multiprocessing     def countdown(count):         while…


Easy Concurrency in Python

Bad news first. Python is a poor choice for concurrent programming. A principal reason for this is the 'Global Interpreter Lock' or GIL. The GIL ensures that only one thread accesses Python objects at a time, effectively preventing Python from being able ... (more…)

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