stackless/microthread merge

Christian Tismer tismer at tismer.com
Thu Mar 2 21:51:56 CET 2000


Warren Postma wrote:
[skipping nice words - thanks :-)]

> I can see stackless+microthread going on to challenge regular python by very
> careful optimizations at it's core. I'm seriously going to consider using
> this for my embedded control [SCADA, Radio Telemetry] uses, because I think
> thread latency is a pretty key part of any complex control system.

We're doing our best. For my part, I'm writing the fastest possible
but still flexible scheduler kernel that I can consider. Due to
Will's input, it has builtin thread locking already, to provide
atomic operations. But the stuff beyond the absolute basics
(which is about two or three extra support functions), everything
is done by Python, and people can implement their own thread
implementation on top of it.
Will will be the first one, of course. :-)

> I can't wait to see what this looks like when it's finished! :-) Very very
> cool!

I'm finishing the last function, so it will probably be less than
a week, unless I see a hairy bug.

cheers - chris

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