Stackless/microthreads merge news

William Tanksley wtanksle at
Wed May 10 14:54:08 EDT 2000

On Wed, 10 May 2000 20:50:12 +0200, Christian Tismer wrote:

>FYI I'm considering this stuff quite a while now.
>The goal is something tiny, that breaks both the
>VM and the C API into small pieces. The limits
>between both will vanish, and both will be interpreted
>by some tiny, FORTH-like interpreter. This goes
>towards a threaded Python implementation.
>So far for the compact side.

You should definitely check out OTA, at
(unfortunately, Acrobat only).  It looks very well designed for this type
of thing, and a lot of the designers are very experienced.

>For the fast side, we can expand code sequences and
>generate machine code on the fly. Size versus speed
>should become a runtime option.

Oh, definitely.

>Christian Tismer             :^)   <mailto:tismer at>

-William "Billy" Tanksley

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