[Stackless] Google Application Engine Thread on Stackless

Christian Tismer tismer at stackless.com
Fri Mar 27 18:21:37 CET 2009

On 3/27/09 3:11 PM, Kristján Valur Jónsson wrote:
> 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.

I think I asked once, but the need to pickle things like
iterators was not so evident to - was it Guido?

Actually, you are right. Why should things not be picklable, if it
is possible with not so many headaches.

I agree that prickling frames is not that obvious how to do,
and the Stackless way is also a bit specific.
But even if frames would not be re-runnable, pickling makes
sense for diagnostics. Allow a traceback to be pickled
and diagnosed on a different machine.

great idea, please try!

cheers - chris

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