Stackless Python, eventual merge?

Martin v. Loewis martin at
Tue Sep 17 18:23:31 EDT 2002

Michael Chermside <mcherm at> writes:

> I am going to pose a hypothetical situation... please don't argue
> about whether these conditions are true now, or whether they will be
> true, but take these as assumptions:
> The question is this:  Would the advantages of making Stackless part
> of standard Python outweigh the disadvantages of non-portability and
> C-Python specificity?

Answering this question is tricky, because the answer may depend on
the exact feature set that Stackless would provide. 

It is also very difficult not to argue about these conditions, because
it is certain (for me) that some of them are inherently false, in all
possible universes; a false precondition allows to imply anything.

That said, I do think the advantages would outweigh the disadvantages:
users like the features, and, under those conditions, there is no harm
done integrating them.


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