Alternatives to Stackless Python?

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Fri Sep 23 05:26:28 CEST 2005


simonwittber at gmail.com wrote:
>>I found LGT http://lgt.berlios.de/ but it didn't seem as if the
>>NanoThreads module had the same capabilites as stackless.
> 
> What specific capabilities of Stackless are you looking for, that are
> missing from NanoThreads?

While I can't speak for the OP, isn't it the case that the threadlets in 
Stackless (sorry, don't know what they are really called) are true 
threads in the sense of being able to switch contexts no matter how far 
down in a set of nested calls they might be?  And that NanoThreads are 
simply generators, which means you can switch contexts only at the top 
level, with a yield statement?

I don't know what the OP wants, but I could imagine that would be a 
pretty fundamental difference (if I'm right about Stackless).

-Peter



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