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

Adam Jorgensen adam.jorgensen.za at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 06:47:20 CEST 2011

Isn't this kind of thing (Like everything) possible today with Common Lisp?

I seem to recall reading about a CL app a while back that was basically a
persisted run-time state. The downside from what I read was that
memory usage was high and could get very high with inconsistent GC

On 18 September 2011 20:33, Glyph Lefkowitz <glyph at twistedmatrix.com> wrote:

> On Sep 18, 2011, at 4:55 AM, Godson Gera wrote:
>  Twisted has some feature like that implemented using pickles or some
> thing. It meant to save the state of the program during restart. I am not
> sure if that's what you are after. http://twistedmatrix.com
> Actually, the Twisted developers also found this to be a terrible idea, and
> doesn't really do it any more.  I definitely understand the appeal of such a
> system, but it has far too many problems to work well in Python, and even in
> Smalltalk (which was built from the start to work like this) it was the
> source of a number of long-term systematic problems with the ecosystem.
> -glyph
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