Stackless Python is DEAD! Long live Stackless Python

Andres Tuells entropiamax at jazzfree.com
Thu Jan 17 19:25:46 CET 2002


Thats great !!!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christian Tismer" <tismer at tismer.com>
To: <python-list at python.org>; <python-dev at python.org>;
<stackless at starship.python.net>
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2002 6:09 PM
Subject: Ann: Stackless Python is DEAD! Long live Stackless Python


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> #######################################
>
>              Announcement:
>
> #######################################
>
>
> The end of an era has come:
> ---------------------------
> Stackless Python, in the form provided upto Python 2.0, is DEAD.
>
> I am abandoning the whole implementation.
>
>
> A new era has begun:
> --------------------
> A completely new implementation is in development for
> Python 2.2 and up which gives you the following features:
>
> - There are no restrictions any longer for uthread/coroutine
>    switching. Switching is possible at *any* time, in *any*
>    context.
>
> - There are no significant changes to the Python core any
>    longer. The new patches are of minimum size, and they
>    will probably survive unchanged until Python 3.0 .
>
> - Maintenance work for Stackless Python is reduced to the
>    bare minimum. There is no longer a need to incorporate
>    Stackless into the standard, since there is no work to
>    be shared.
>
> - Stackless breaks its major axiom now. It is no longer
>    platform independent, since it *does* modify the C stack.
>    I will support all Intel platforms by myself. For other
>    platforms, I'm asking for volunteers.
>
> * The basic elements of Stackless are now switchable chains
>    of frames. We have to define an interface that turns these
>    chains into microthreads and coroutines.
>
> Everybody is invited to come to the Stackless mailing
> list and discuss the layout of this new design.
> Especially we need to decide about (*).
>
> http://starship.python.net/mailman/listinfo/stackless
>
> see you there - chris
>
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