[Stackless] Google Application Engine Thread on Stackless

Kristján Valur Jónsson kristjan at ccpgames.com
Fri Mar 27 15:11:37 CET 2009

Btw, branching off at an angle:
I noticed that much of the pickling support in Stackless is about providing pickling for regular built-in types.
Stuff like iterators, for example.  I was surprised at how much of the pickling support is for non-stackless kind of things.

In my opinion, these really should be picklable without stackless support.  Any thoughts?
I'm at PyCon and I could possibly sell the idea to migrate some of the tasklet pickling over to vanilla Python.

-----Original Message-----
From: Christian Tismer [mailto:tismer at stackless.com] 
Sent: 26. mars 2009 18:32
To: Andrew Francis
Cc: Alain Poirier; Kristján Valur Jónsson; stackless at stackless.com
Subject: Re: [Stackless] Google Application Engine Thread on Stackless

On 3/26/09 7:10 PM, Andrew Francis wrote:
> Hi Kristjan:
>> Is pickling really necessary?
> YES!

To be honest, I do doubt this.

Not to be misunderstood, I really support it and find it useful.
But is there anything about pickling that cannot be replaced
by something else?
I think, while being tedious, in principle it is always possible
to emulate this. IOW, for a Stackless without pickling, it would be
possible to implement it in plain Python, given that some
introspection is available.

Please spend a couple of thoughts about it,
and tell me if I'm wrong or right?

cheers - chris
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