[Python-Dev] Thesis ideas list
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?
QNX... the OS that walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, but is,
in fact, a platypus. ... the adventures of porting duck software
to the platypus were avoidable this time.
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