A 'Python like' language

Greg Ewing (using news.cis.dfn.de) ieyf4fu02 at sneakemail.com
Mon Mar 29 07:36:47 CEST 2004


Jon Franz wrote:
> What I found interesting was:
>  - native threads via locks on each object

Presumably this is bearable because of the lack of reference
counting, so that objects don't need to be locked and unlocked
at too frantic a rate.

But I wonder what effect the lack of reference counting has
on cache-friendliness of the memory management system.

>  - the stackless-ness

I wonder what effect that has on the ability of C code to
make callbacks into the interpreter.

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Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
University of Canterbury,	
Christchurch, New Zealand
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