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O'Reilly Network: Introduction to Stackless Python

Oct 19, 2000, 22:20 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cameron Laird)

"Do you want your favorite language to be smaller, faster, more flexible, and safer? That's Stackless Python's claim."

"Stackless Python is an alternative implementation of Python created by independent developer Christian Tismer. He started with the conventional Python language processor managed by the language's inventor, Guido van Rossum, and patched his own Stackless invention in place of a small but central part of Python's internals. Stackless Python is the result. This article introduces Tismer's technology and its significance. In future articles, you'll be able to read about how to make your own start at programming Stackless Python, as well as the prospects for a merger between Stackless and the main Python distribution."

"Like most interesting technologies, the travelers on the Stackless voyage bring several separate but closely linked stories. Crew members have strikingly different motivations and knowledge. So far, though, they have pulled together for a relatively smooth ride. The sidebar at the right hints at how different ideas have been unfolding all through the decade, finally to find a common vehicle in Stackless Python."

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