[Python-Dev] Stackless pages
Sun, 5 Nov 2000 21:21:47 -0500
I have put up 6 pages of information about stackless at
The first page attempts to give a conceptual overview of
stackless. Notice I said "conceptual" - I make no attempt to
be technically accurate!
Next follow 4 pages of tutorial. Mainly this is a discussion of
implementing generators and coroutines through the
continuation module. It includes rewrites of 2 samples that
Tim used to demonstrate his coroutines-implemented-via-
Finally, the last page is about SelectDispatcher, which is kind
of Medusa using coroutines. Included as a demonstration is a
full FTPServer that will run on Windows. This is not just demo
quality code - it's at the core of a couple commercial apps I'm
doing for clients, at least one of which will make something of
a splash in its (large, prosperous) industry. SelectDispatcher
and friends are released under the McMillan Enterprises 4 line
license (do what thou wilt; maintain the copyright notice; no
While these are not the PEPs I owe on stackless, they are
part of the background material for those PEPs, particularly in
demonstrating why some of us are so interested in seeing
these facilities within core Python.
I apologize in advance to Christian for any misunderstandings
or misinformation these pages may contain.