Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at lkcl.net
Wed Apr 22 14:45:10 CEST 2009
i was just checking http://wiki.python.org/moin/WebBrowserProgramming
surprised to find that the link to the "JS Using" tutorial no longer
works. on further investigation, it would appear that pypy have
pypy documentation. all tutorials are gone. the demo "bnb" fails.
this leaves me slightly ... concerned, as it implies that pyjamas is
now the sole and exclusive free software python compiler which can be
used seriously by developers to create web applications.
what seems to be the problem?
is there a technical / language-translation issue that cannot be
overcome? someone said (on the LLVM unladen/swallow list) that adding
advanced features like metaclass support would be hard - this was
proven to be incorrect, by writing an implementation of "type()" for
is tiny by comparison (it uses the existing AST / Compiler module /
translator) to pypy, so there is very little actually going on, which
makes it that much easier to follow its example. the main pyjs
compiler is what... 1400 lines of python, and pyjslib.py which
contains the majority of the builtins (dict, list, tuple, str) is a
further 1400 lines.
so - what seems to be the problem?
process of being rewritten?
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