[Python-Dev] Stackless Python
"Martin v. Löwis"
martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Jun 2 13:20:55 EDT 2004
Bob Ippolito wrote:
>> However, JCSP uses java.lang.Threads to implement concurrency. So they
>> are completely unlike Stackless' tasklets in their implementation
> So what, if the API is the same?
If you don't have a problem with that, I don't either.
> Using the stack or not is an implementation detail, what matters is
> having more control over the flow of your programs in a reasonably
> efficient manner. It just so happens that the recursive evaluation in
> CPython uses the stack in such a way that makes these kind of constructs
> impossible, so it needed to be changed for Stackless.
That is simply not true. It is possible and straight-forward to
implement Stackless' tasklets and channels on top of the standard
Python, with no need to change the interpreter proper.
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