[Stackless] Proposed modification WRT threading and scheduling

Christian Tismer tismer at stackless.com
Tue Jan 15 03:24:13 CET 2008

Richard Tew wrote:
> On Jan 10, 2008 11:57 AM, Arnar Birgisson <arnarbi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Jan 9, 2008 8:14 PM, Jeff Senn <senn at maya.com> wrote:
>>> ALWAYS do that.  And I do believe that returning is the "correct"
>>> decision because it leaves
>>> the higher-level scheduling up to the implementor.  (You could, for
>>> instance as Arnar implies,
>>> wrap .run() in a loop with time.sleep())
>> I agree, keep the behavior consistent and leave it up to the caller of
>> run() to reinvoke if desired.
> I am tempted to say it isn't worth breaking backwards compatibility
> and no-one really noticed it anyway.  But I had no clue why the
> scheduler locked up and had to run Stackless under a debugger in order
> to realise this was how it really worked.

I was not quite sure how things should work when I implemented
this. The idea was to extend the "is there anything that can run"
concept across threads.
But I agree. This complicates things more than it helps.

> I would be for also changing this behaviour, but am reticent to do so
> without Christian's go ahead.  Any thoughts Christian?

As far as I can think with my psyco-swamped brain, I'd say

go for it!

cheers - chris
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