[Stackless] Questions on the Evolution of Stackless
andrewfr_ice at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 26 16:47:38 CET 2008
I am busy writing away my paper "Adventures in
Stackless Python/Twisted Integration" before the March
I have questions.
1) When did channels enter the picture and why? What
inspired the current channel model? Were channels
meant to be a substitute for tasklet.insert(),
remove(), and capture()?
2) Is there a newer paper than the "Continuations and
Is the statement, a tasklet has about 400 bytes of
overhead still valid?
3) I see greenlets, generators, tasklets and now
eventlets - all different types of coroutines. In
Twisted, I see inlineCallbacks (based on generators).
Silly question, besides the programming interface,
what really is the difference between a
tasklet/channel and generator? Tasklets and channels
seem more general purpose and powerful.
Bigger question - Where is all this going? The one
thing I see is that the desire to do efficient network
I/O is propelling the evolution of coroutines in
Python. Would this be an accurate statement?
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