[Stackless] API suggestions

Oren Tirosh oren-slp at hishome.net
Wed Mar 26 14:25:02 CET 2003

On Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 12:41:33PM +0100, Sune Kirkeby wrote:
> [ Oren Tirosh ]
> > 1. Represent each channel with two separate objects - one for the 
> > sender and one of the receiver side. The reference counts of the 
> > two objects are tracked separately. This can be useful for debugging: 
> > a tasklet will not block on sending to a channel with no receivers 
> > or attempting to receive from a channel with no senders. Instead 
> > an exception will be raised immediately.
> Something like the attached?  (It does not expose other channel
> methods or attributes than send/send_exception/receive, but that
> should be an easy).

Nice. I was thinking of using destructors. It never occured to me to 
use weak references for that. Using a Python wrapper is a little 
expensive, though. I'd prefer a C solution. 


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