[Stackless] Re: Why does xsdb use stackless?

Christian Tismer tismer at tismer.com
Thu Dec 11 04:44:46 CET 2003

Itamar Shtull-Trauring wrote:


> I'm not saying I wouldn't like to use tasklets myself for many things.
> There's code they'd make a lot simpler. But I am not willing to use
> stackless for non-technical reasons. I don't know if it will exist in
> the future, 

Sorry, you do know. :-)

> and any alternative implementation of Python that comes
> along won't necessarily support the tasklets stuff (e.g. Parrot, PyPy or
> IronPython, one of them is going to get off the ground hopefully.)

Do you know who was in the first set of people founding
PyPy? For sure pyPy will support tasklets. Furthermore,
when PyPy is finished, Stackless will be vanished, merged
into it, in a clean, natural way. This will take some time
of course.

> I can't apt-get it on Debian, every time a new version of Python comes out
> it depends on Christian Tismer to make new release, etc.. (I can think
> of code I might want to use from packages that are 2.3 only).

This is in fact a problem, and I'm working on it.
While I regret the apt-get thing, getting a tar ball,
unpack and make is really not hard. But delay in
porting, and dependency on my person is really bad.

I'm forming a Stackless Alliance that will help me
financially and by people, to get migration faster
and become independant from me.

ciao - chris
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