Is Stackless Python DEAD?

Michael Abbott michael at rcp.co.uk
Mon Nov 5 18:01:07 CET 2001


Martin von Loewis <loewis at informatik.hu-berlin.de> wrote in 
news:j4zo6cixu2.fsf at informatik.hu-berlin.de:

> No. It is not the feature set that prevents its incorporation; it is
> the implementation strategy chosen. The patch is too intrusive.
> 

I would have thought that the nature of the beast is likely to require 
quite substantial modifications to key parts of Python.

Can you describe what you mean by "intrusive" in this context?  I don't 
know the basic statistics of the Stackless patch (number of files patched, 
lines of code modified, etc), so it would be interesting to understand just 
how severe a hurdle Stackless Python really has to jump to be integrated.

I keep wishing I had something like this, so I'm interested...



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