[Python-Dev] Parrot -- should life imitate satire?

Greg Ewing greg@cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Tue, 31 Jul 2001 10:51:35 +1200 (NZST)

Skip Montanaro <skip@pobox.com>:

> The main stumbling block was that pesky "from module import *"
> statement.  It could push an unknown quantity of stuff onto the
> stack

Are you *sure* about that? I'm pretty certain it can't
be true, since the compiler has to know at all times
how much is on the stack, so it can decide how much
stack space is needed.

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