Stackless Integration

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Thu Aug 9 18:24:09 CEST 2007


Steve Holden wrote:
> Bruno Desthuilliers wrote:
>> Jean-Paul Calderone a écrit :
>>> On Thu, 09 Aug 2007 09:00:27 -0000, "Justin T." <jmtulloss at gmail.com> 
>>> 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.
>> Hum... Yes ? Really ? Care to argument ?
> 
> Unfortunately such arguments quickly descend to the "yes it is", "no it 
> isn't" level, as there is no objective measure of Pythonicity.
> 
> Twisted [...]
> 
Oops, did I say Twisted? When I last heard Chris Tismer talking about 
Stackless someone in the audience asked him about the prospects of 
incorporating Stackless into the core and he suggested he didn't 
necessarily think of that as a desirable change.

I would like to see it in the core, but integration would not be an easy 
task, and maintenance might be problematic.

regards
  Steve
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