29 Feb 2004 etrepum   » (Journeyer)

osullivj: Although using generators to do asynchronous I/O might seem like a cute deisgn idiom, it's really just a silly hack to get around a fundamental flaw of the Python VM. There is a fix for this, called Stackless Python. The only tradeoff is that your code is no longer useful with a stock Python interpreter, but in many cases you control enough of the environment to where that isn't a big deal, beacuse you can just package up Stackless Python with your application. It's even binary compatible (bytecode and extensions) with regular Python.

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