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Re: A "CJT" in python

It could be favorable to CSP... "stackless" hints at
that, since occam on the Transputer was stackless (except
for a very small interrupt stack) and other implementations
(such as the one I worked on in DOS) can also be stackless.
Larry Dickson

On Oct 28,  8:07pm, Andrew Cooke wrote:
} Subject: Re: A "CJT" in python
} jm40@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
} > 
} > Python can compile to Java bytecode (well, JPython can at any rate) and as
} > it uses the same object model as Java, it should be able to use JCSP and CTJ
} > straight away (it can access Java classes as if they were Python classes).
} [A language related aside]
} It's looking increasingly as though Python will move away from
} compatability with the JVM.  There's a "stackless" version of the C
} based Python that is probably going to become the standard at some
} point.  It's advantage is that, not using the C stack for any particular
} thread, it is much easier to do thread switching, handle continuations,
} etc.  The disadvantage is that (apparently) it will be difficult to port
} to the JVM.
} I have no idea whether the stackless version will make CSP more
} important for Python or not - I have no experience of langauges with
} continuations (the only one I can think of is Scheme).
} Andrew
}-- End of excerpt from Andrew Cooke