[Stackless] Looking for information on meaning of "stackless"
dsmiley at mac.com
Sat Feb 14 01:45:10 CET 2004
I'm a Java programmer but with an interest in programming language in
general. I was getting an overview of Python on the web when I
stumbled upon a link to "Stackless Python". The stackless.com website
says it's a Python implementation that "does not use the C stack". I
don't know enough about the C language or operating system internals to
understand what that means. Can someone explain or, even better, point
me to where I can educate myself about such things online? Also...
what benefits to a Python application will there be for running
stackless? Assuming Stackless Python becomes wildly successful, would
there be any point in /not/ running stackless? (i.e. are there
Thanks in advance for pointers.
~ David Smiley
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