[Python-ideas] [Python-Dev] Persistent Python - a la Smalltalk

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sat Sep 17 17:22:44 CEST 2011

On Sun, Sep 18, 2011 at 1:17 AM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> [BCC python-dev, +python-ideas]
> Funny you should mention this. ABC, Python's predecessor, worked like
> this. However, it didn't work out very well. So, I'd say you're about
> 30 years too late with your idea... :-(

Given the challenges of just getting pickle to work properly for
explicit state transfer, I shudder at the prospect of trying to
implicitly freeze the entire interpreter state... (and that's even
before we get into the problem of programmers responding with "What do
you mean restarting my script doesn't reinitialise all the state?")


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