[Stackless] Ann: Stackless Python is DEAD! Long live Stackless Python

Robin Becker robin at reportlab.com
Sat Jan 19 16:06:07 CET 2002

In article <3C49400E.16905.1A31B4ED at localhost>, Gordon McMillan
<gmcm at hypernet.com> writes
>There may well be a conflict, but it's confined to one C 
>call, (and one that probably defies most optimizations 
>anyway). As Tim pointed out in an off-list email, there's
>deep magic required on platforms that have specialized
>HW stacks (he used ICON on SPARK as an example).
>-- Gordon
deep magic there may well be, but gdb and similar debuggers routinely
walk up and down the stack and manipulate variable values etc. gdb isn't
confined to one hardware. Given sufficient will, hacking the stack is
quite doable as many buffer overflow exploiters can testify.
Robin Becker
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