Time to rename Stackless? (Re: Stackless Platform Independence?)

Christian Tismer tismer at tismer.com
Mon Feb 25 16:15:35 CET 2002


Paul Rubin wrote:

> Christian Tismer <tismer at tismer.com> writes:
> 
>>>Maybe something like "Microthreaded Python" or
>>>"Multitasking Python" would be better?
>>>
>>We have now tasklets, proclets, and the stack slices
>>are stacklets. :)
>>
> 
> What about generators (yield statement)?  Since you have microthreads,
> is it now ok to yield through multiple levels of function calls?


Sure.
I can't support the yield statement, since this is occupied
by the new built-in generators.
But it is easily possible to use tasklets as generators.
They can be used like the ICON coexpressions, from anywhere.
Switching to and from such a generator is slightly more
expensive, probably like 4 calls to a builtin primitive.

ciao - chris
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