Stackless Python, eventual merge?

Oren Tirosh oren-py-l at hishome.net
Wed Sep 18 08:08:23 CEST 2002


On Wed, Sep 18, 2002 at 06:44:16AM +0200, Martin v. Loewis wrote:
> Greg Ewing <see_reply_address at something.invalid> writes:
> 
> > Also, I believe that, even on the supported
> > architectures, it plays dangerous tricks with
> > the C stack. I'd prefer to see that fixed
> > before making it a standard part of the
> > distribution.
> 
> They aren't really dangerous, just unconventional. And that cannot be
> fixed, as it is essential to operation of Stackless.

They may be dangerous in some circumstances. IIRC, if a C extension calls
the Python interpreter recursively with pointers to things on its stack
it can cause memory corruption. 

	Oren





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