Add content about PyPY's CSP ability (Communicating Sequential Processes)
Created originally on Bitbucket by Anonymous
I have long been interested in Gevent, but reportedly on cPython, there is a garbage collection bug.
Plus everyone else is using ASyncio. Very hard not to use the mainstream approaches.
Which brings me to PyPy. I suspect that PyPy + Gevent gives me CSP. But I am not sure. Your web site does not mention it. Here is what it says:
◦ Stackless: PyPy comes by default with support for stackless mode, providing micro-threads for massive concurrency.
I have been in the Python community for many many years. I know about stackless. I know about micro threads. Since the Python remote calls are blocking, it is not at all clear from your home page, how to do asynchronous calls from micro-threads. Time to switch to Go. So last night I was reading the GoLang tutorials. Beautifully done, a big brand name, it scales great, but static binding is bad enough to bring me back to PyPy.
Could your home page instead say something like:
And then a link to a page that introduces the CSP ideas.
The idea here is to compete with cPython by correctly supporting CSP, made famous recently by GoLang. I think that would bring you a lot more users, and eventually more money as well.
Frankly I am not at all sure if CSP on PyPy would work, and be supported. if it does, then you would have a major advantage over cPython, and I would have a very interesting talk for the local meetups and European conferences.
Plus it would solve my immediate problem, and the problem that a good friend of mine is facing.
I look forward to hearing what you have to say about this.
P.S. By the way, I am the guy who had dinner with the PyPy core developers at the great Italian restaurant at the EuroPython conference.