[Python-ideas] Cofunctions - Back to Basics

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Sun Oct 30 22:16:23 CET 2011

Nick Coghlan wrote:

> The fact that greenlets exists (and works) demonstrates that it is
> possible to correctly manage and execute multiple Python stacks within
> a single OS thread.

I'm not convinced that greenlets work correctly under all
possible circumstances. As I understand, they work by copying
pieces of C stack in and out when switching tasks. That
fails if a pointer to local storage is kept anywhere that
can be reached by a different task. I seem to remember there
being an issue with Tk doing something like this and causing
problems for Stackless.


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