[Python-Dev] Re: [Stackless] comments on PEP 219

Christian Tismer tismer at tismer.com
Wed Mar 14 10:19:44 CET 2001

Skip Montanaro wrote:
> >>>>> "Gordon" == Gordon McMillan <gmcm at hypernet.com> writes:
>     Gordon> No one's asking them to give up __init__. Just asking them not
>     Gordon> to transfer control from inside an __init__. There are good
>     Gordon> reasons not to transfer control to another thread from within an
>     Gordon> __init__, too.
> Is this same restriction placed on all "magic" methods like __getitem__?  Is
> this the semantic difference between Stackless and CPython that people are
> getting all in a lather about?

Yes, at the moment all __xxx__ stuff.
The semantic difference is at a different location:
Normal function calls are free to switch around. That is the
big advantage over CPython, which might be called a semantic
The behavior/contraints of __xxx__ has not changed yet, here
both Pythons are exactly the same! :-)

ciao - chris

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