[Python-Dev] Stackless Python

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Jun 2 10:06:29 EDT 2004

[Bob Ippolito]
> Using the stack or not is an implementation detail, what matters is
> having more control over the flow of your programs in a reasonably
> efficient manner.  It just so happens that the recursive evaluation
> in CPython uses the stack in such a way that makes these kind of
> constructs impossible, so it needed to be changed for Stackless.

Sorry Bob, you've reached my limit for repeating the same point over
and over without making progress.  You don't seem to be getting the
real point of the responses you're getting, which are that Stackless
is *not* a minor change to Python, and that it severely restricts the
ways in which Python can interact with other systems, be they hardware
platforms, software frameworks, or 3rd party extensions.

Please step off your soapbox, listen, and understand how and why
Stackless gets in the way of Python's range of applicability.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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