Stackless Integration

Jean-Paul Calderone exarkun at
Thu Aug 9 16:36:52 CEST 2007

On Thu, 9 Aug 2007 05:05:31 -0700, Michael Bentley <michael at> wrote:
>On Aug 9, 2007, at 4:48 AM, Jean-Paul Calderone wrote:
>> On Thu, 09 Aug 2007 09:00:27 -0000, "Justin T."
>> <jmtulloss at> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I've been looking at stackless python a little bit, and it's awesome.
>>> My question is, why hasn't it been integrated into the upstream
>>> python
>>> tree? Does it cause problems with the current C-extensions? It seems
>>> like if something is fully compatible and better, then it would be
>>> adopted. However, it hasn't been in what appears to be 7 years of
>>> existence, so I assume there's a reason.
>> It's not Pythonic.
>Can you be more specific?  It's a good question that I had thought
>about asking...

It was meant tongue in cheek.  "It's not Pythonic" is Pythoneer codespeak
for "I have an irrational dislike of it", which is the only reason that
has ever really been given for keeping Stackless separate from CPython.

Perhaps the most reason which comes closest to being tangible is that it
is "complex" and would require "maintenance".


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