[Stackless] Planning Stackless Lite

Christian Tismer tismer at stackless.com
Tue Jan 19 19:55:08 CET 2010

Hit the wrong button...

The idea is to implement the code for context switching using Psyco's  
technology and by patching Python at runtime. Patching the Python  
source is no longer necessary. Instead, certain important locations in  
the interpreter will be analysed at runtime. Stackless will have  
descriptions of these places that allow to generate code to unwrap and  
restorr the stack and to jump to these locations.

The approach is not easy, since it involves partial disassembling of  
machine code. Also it is more platform dependant than ever. But it is  
the most versatile solution I can come up with.

The Stackless module which is hard-wired into Stackless will become a  
plain Python module that can take full advantage of Psyco.

That's just a short brain-dump. I' happy to get your thoughts. Ciao -  

Sent from my iPhone

On 19.01.2010, at 19:29, Christian Tismer <tismer at stackless.com> wrote:

> Howdy!
> I have a new concept in mind that might replace Stackless as it is  
> known. Just a quock note, as I am away from my machine.
> The plan is to get a Stackless without any restrictions, as a plain  
> extension module, and with full Psyco support.
> Sounds like an April joke? No, I'm just leveling up on craziness. ;-)
> Sent from my iPhone
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