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EarthWeb.com: Is Stackless Python for You?

Dec 10, 2000, 16:41 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cameron Laird)

"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 BASIC...."

"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."

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