[Stackless] The Future of Stackless

Richard Tew richard.m.tew at gmail.com
Mon Dec 24 05:07:06 CET 2007


On Dec 24, 2007 2:18 AM, Travis Jensen <travis.jensen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Unfortunately, Python doesn't play in the concurrent, multi-processor world
> very well.  I'm in the architecture process for a massively multiplayer
> game, and I love what Stackless Python offers for both the client and the
> server.  I'm concerned, though, as I watch the number of cores increase
> around me and I don't see anything happening in the Python world (including
> Stackless) to address this.

You could always run multiple Python instances and migrate the
tasklets between them using pickling.

This is effectively what Linden Labs do (or did?) for Second Life[1].

[1] http://secondlife.blogs.com/babbage/2006/05/microthreading_.html

Cheers,
Richard.




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