[Python-Dev] Thesis ideas list

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Mon Nov 24 07:04:19 EST 2003

"Brett C." <bac at OCF.Berkeley.EDU> writes:

> Restricted execution
> --------------------
> from Andrew Bennett (private email)
> See the python-dev archives and Summaries for more painful details.

I think this would be a good choice, actually.  Probably fairly

> Tail Recursion
> --------------
> from Me (my brain)
> Have proper tail recursion in Python.  Would require identifying where
> a direct function call is returned (could keep it simple and just do
> it where CALL_FUNCTION and RETURN bytecodes are in a row).  Also have
> to deal with exception catching since that requires the frame to stay
> alive to handle the exception.
> But getting it to work well could help with memory and
> performance. Don't know if it has been done for a language that had
> exception handling.

How is this different from stackless?


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