What are co-routines?

Emile van Sebille emile at fenx.com
Sat May 26 18:14:26 CEST 2001


Snipped from (watch out for wrapping):

http://groups.google.com/groups?q=python+coroutines+stackless+explain&hl=en&
lr=&safe=off&rnum=1&ic=1&selm=38A96FB1.E7DEA50%40tismer.com

Tim Peters about coroutines can be found here:
http://www.tismer.com/research/stackless/coroutines.tim.peters.html

More on coroutines by Sam Rushing:
http://www.nightmare.com/~rushing/copython/index.html

On Scheme, continuations, generators and coroutines:
http://www.cs.rice.edu/~dorai/t-y-scheme/

HTH,

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Emile van Sebille
emile at fenx.com

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"William Dandreta" <wjdandreta at worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
news:MoQP6.1019$kh4.95660 at bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> I read the following from
> http://www.softpanorama.org/Scripting/true_python.shtml :
>
> "BTW one of the shortcomings of Python as a scripting language is that it
> does not support co-routines (BTW co-routines are supported in Modula-2).
> There is a flavor of  Python called stack less Python that support them
> though, but this feature definitely should be included in the language if
> Python wants successfully compete with Perl. Perl is already entrenched
> language and you need to do several things a lot better to attract a
> significant numbers of Perl developers. I still prefer Perl to Python
> despite all Perl shortcomings.
>
> The syntactic indenting in Python is actually extremely cool. That means
> that you need a pretty decent editor but we knew that already right? The
> main benefit I see to syntactic indenting is that is narrows down the
> possible range of coding styles. If you think about it, most of the (dare
I
> say) splintering of C/C++/Java coding styles is due to the placement of
the
> { and } symbols. This acts against readability for other developers. It's
> also less typing."
>
> What are co-routines and why would they be a useful addition to Python?
>
> Bill
>
>





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