Time to rename Stackless?
cbbrowne at acm.org
Tue Feb 26 05:17:09 CET 2002
In an attempt to throw the authorities off his trail, Greg Ewing <greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz> transmitted:
> Christian Tismer <tismer at tismer.com>:
>> It is still stackless in the sense that order of execution is not
>> restricted by the C stack.
> Even so, I still think it's a poor name, because it
> focuses on an implementation detail rather than
> telling you what it can do for you.
>> We have now tasklets, proclets, and the stack slices are
>> stacklets. :)
> Hmmm... maybe it should be called Pythonlet...
If it gets to the point of supporting billions of threads, it would
_certainly_ make sense to call it "NanoThreading Python." Or
"NanoTech Python." :-)
There have got to be some puns heading in the direction of "seriously
- Pulchritudinous Python?
- Busty Python?
There's got to be some more clever way of saying that without
actually, well, saying that... "Victoria's Python?" Hmm...
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