Bob Ippolito wrote:
However, JCSP uses java.lang.Threads to implement concurrency. So they are completely unlike Stackless' tasklets in their implementation strategy.
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.