ANN: Stackless Python 0.2

Christian Tismer Christian.Tismer at
Tue Jun 29 18:08:23 EDT 1999

From: Christian Tismer <tismer at>

"Gary D. Duzan" wrote:

> =>The cost of a call comes from the slightly complicated
> =>function setup which is done all the time. Frames belong
> =>to the fastest available Python objects already,
> =>like, say dictionaries.
>    I thought that might be the case, which is the point I was making in
> my earlier paragraph. I was just briefly pondering possibilities for
> reducing frame memory management time, if it were necessary.

I hoped it would be possible to save most of the
frame initialization, in cases where the same function
call appears in the same place again and again.
The barrier is that I would have to keep references
longer than necessary, so I'm not sure if that can
be done.

BTW, the continuations which I am just testing
are doing a great job of creating hard to release
references to frames. They are correct, but create
some cycles, quickly. This project is becoming
very time expensive already :-)

cheers - chris

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