why is python still used for microservices at Lyft?
a lot of companies have moved away from python except for data science and adopted go for services. Lyft already gifts 14 cents from every ride to Amazon. Why doesn’t it try to reduce its AWS footprint by using a more efficient stack? With python, there’s no true multithreading due to the global interpreter lock, so you need different processes, with each having their own copy of the code in memory. The end result is that you need a whole lot of computing resources to scale.
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