[Python-Dev] ActiveState & fork & Perl
Guido van Rossum
guido at CNRI.Reston.VA.US
Tue Jun 8 03:34:59 CEST 1999
> Perhaps Christian's stackless Python would enable green threads...
This has been suggested before... While this seems possible at first,
all blocking I/O calls would have to be redone to pass control to the
thread scheduler, before this would be useful -- a huge task!
I believe SunOS 4.x's LWP (light-weight processes) library used this
method. It was a drop-in replacement for the standard libc,
containing changed versions of all system calls. I recall that there
were one or two missing, which of course upset the posix module
because it references almost *all* system calls...
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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