[Stackless] An idea for making Stackless more naturally usable

Max Noel maxfnoel at gmail.com
Mon Sep 4 22:47:02 CEST 2006


...And of course, as bleeding usual, I forgot to CC the list. Sorry  
about that.



Begin forwarded message:

> From: Max Noel <maxfnoel at gmail.com>
> Date: 4 September 2006 21:07:52 GMT+02:00
> To: Richard Tew <richard.m.tew at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Stackless] An idea for making Stackless more  
> naturally usable
>
>>
>> Any thoughts, questions or comments?
>> Richard.
>
> I think it'd be worth a try. The great unknown here, is how the  
> standard library will behave once this change is implemented.
>
> Also, there's a chance the performance for high-speed blocking  
> operations (I'm mostly thinking of file IO there) will  
> significantly degrade if a large number of tasklets are running.
>
> On the other hand, programs with lots of slow blocking operations  
> (networking) will definitely see an increase in responsiveness,  
> correct CPU usage, and therefore execution speed and/or scalability.
>
> Still, it's worth a try. It could also be interesting to provide an  
> asynchronous reimplementation of parts of the stdlib (an AsyncFile  
> class, perhaps?) as a proof of concept, to study some of the  
> possible side effects.
>
> -- Max


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