EarthWeb.com: Is Stackless Python for You?
Dec 10, 2000, 16:41 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Is Stackless Python for you? If you program leading-edge games,
high-performance network servers, or sophisticated text processors,
it might be."
"Python, of course, is the "interpreted, interactive,
object-oriented programming language ... often compared to Tcl,
Perl, Scheme or Java." That's what the official Python home page
says. It's even more than that, in my view: I often recommend
Python as the one essential language for most developers. It
combines ease -of learning, broad applicability, and expressive
power better than any other single language, including C or
"Stackless Python is a collection of surprisingly successful
experiments at re-implementing specific parts of the standard
Python language processor to give it new capabilities. From the
outside, Stackless Python looks like standard Python, and does all
the things standard Python does. It's a bit like upgrading the
carburetor on the family sedan: you can still drive it to soccer
practice and the grocery store as you always did--but now it's also
a lot more comfortable to cruise on the interstate."