[Stackless] Other platforms
stephan.diehl at gmx.net
Thu Oct 28 13:59:21 CEST 2004
On Thursday 28 October 2004 12:58, Francis Meyvis wrote:
> There was once pippy: a modified python that ran on the palm by limiting
> its usage of the stack. If I understood it correctly, stackless python
> uses a new concept to achieve stackless operation but it only runs on
Fortunatelly, you are mistaken. It will run on every platform, Christian had
some access to. It will run at least on win32, linux x386, MacOSX (probably
sparc as well, not sure).
> I follow stackless python's mailing list for a while hoping to
> see some day a report from someone succeeded converting python 2.3.4 for
> the palm (ARM based on). Will this ever be the case? Is it because
> stackless's core depends a lot on 1) assembler files for pentium and 2)
> the win32 OS?
It is true that stackless depends on some assembler, but actually just a
handfull of operations for every platform.
> Exactly what are the benefits from having it run on win32?
See above, there are no benefits at all.
> I guess it is not just speed or stack usage because PC getting faster
> and have more ram than most users can consume. Is is rather a study
> concept? If it only runs on win32 (though, even faster, leaner), I guess
> it will not replace the multi-platform cPython?
> Thanks for you insight,
Hope that helps
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