On Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:27:39 +0100, Nicholas Cole wrote:
> Swift may yet be good for PyObjC (the python bridge to the various Apple
> libraries); it is possible that there is some kind of translation table
> that PyObjC can make use of to make its own method names less ugly.
> Of course, I wish they had picked Python rather than inventing their own
> language. But Apple put a huge stock in the ability of their libraries
> to make full use of multiple cores. The GIL is surely the sticking
> point here.
What GIL? Jython has no GIL. IronPython has no GIL. I believe that PyPy
has a GIL-less mode, although I may have confabulated that. I don't know
whether Nuitka has a GIL, although Cython does, as do CPython and
The GIL is not a language feature, it is an implementation feature.