[Stackless] CVS 2.2 or 2.3

Ionutz Borcoman borco at go.ro
Tue Feb 17 16:34:44 CET 2004


My original impression was the same - stackless is a different beast, 
but I've got missleaded by some remarks from http://www.stackless.com/.

Nevertheless, the stackless is based on python so I wonder if it isn't 
possible to distribute only the diffs between stackless and official 
python. This way sombody could scan (audit :) easily changes between the 
two ...



Bob Ippolito wrote:
> On Feb 17, 2004, at 3:02 AM, Ionutz Borcoman wrote:
>> I wanted to get the Stackless from the CVS and discovered that you 
>> have a complete python tree there.
>> My impression was that I can use the stackless just like other 
>> package. It appears that I was wrong. Is it possible to add the 
>> stackless as a package to the regular Python ? I would preffer to be 
>> able to take the main Python 2.3 and just add the stackless support to 
>> it, than recompiling the whole python...
> Stackless is a fork of Python, not an extension.  It's not reasonably 
> possible to fundamentally change the way that Python behaves without 
> some changes to the interpreter itself.  Personally, I treat stackless 
> as a different (and better) language entirely.. but one of the ideas is 
> that the Python community (well, BDFL) will eventually choose a 
> stackless implementation.

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