Threading Is Not A Model

Python
Location: D136
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(2.67, 6 ratings)

We have many concurrency/multiprocessing capabilities at our finger tips, such as threads, processes, locks, mutexes, select, epoll, transactional memory, etc. But none of them are a model for multiprocessing, they are only tools on which you would build an implementation of such a model. So what are the models we can choose from? How would they be implemented in Python? And how do they relate to the principle of sufficient irritation?

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Joe Gregorio

Google

Joe Gregorio is a software engineer working on APIs at Google. He is a member of the AtomPub Workgroup, editor of the Atom Publishing Protocol, co-author of the URI Templates spec, and has a deep interest in web technologies, writing “The RESTFul Web” column for the online O‚ÄôReilly publication XML.com, writing the first desktop aggregator written in C#, and publishing various Python modules to help in putting together RESTful web services such as mimeparse, httplib2, and the google-api-python-client. He’s interested in REST, web services, Python, APIs, URI Templates, Atom Publishing Protocol, Big Data, or any linear combination of such.

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Michael Stack
07/26/2010 9:18am PDT

Joe, any chance you’d be willing to post the slides from your talk?

Thanks!

Michael

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Bruce Momjian
07/25/2010 7:21pm PDT

I thought the presenter made a good point that if there are design patterns, the language is missing something, and he showed how threading was one such case. I thought there could have been more material though.

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Joe Gregorio
07/22/2010 1:15pm PDT

Dirk, Sorry you were disappointed with the talk. If I give it again I will definitely update the description to make the scope of the talk clearer.

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Dirk Bergstrom
07/22/2010 11:34am PDT

I was very disappointed with this talk. I expected to learn something substantive about concurrent programming in python, and instead I got a long winded discursion about pretty much everything but.

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