Stackless Python Howto

Christian Tismer tismer at tismer.com
Mon Sep 30 21:41:39 CEST 2002


Johann Höchtl wrote:
> Hello!
> 
> Can someone give me a short briefing how to use stackless python? I thought
> it's all about a replacement of python.dll, and as long as you don't use
> stackless threading and continuations, at least arbitrary, lightweight
> recursion will be available.
> 
> However, the famous ackermann function with parameters ack (3, 7) and
> onwards still failes because of stack constraints.
> 
> What else do i have to specify to be go stackless?

You need to enable stack saving by sys.enable_stackless.
If you are going to use this on a regular basis, I suggest
to put this into site.py.

ciao - chris

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