[Cython] Julialang

Robert Bradshaw robertwb at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 18:30:41 CEST 2012

On Sun, Apr 22, 2012 at 1:59 AM, Lisandro Dalcin <dalcinl at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 22 April 2012 08:10, Robert Bradshaw <robertwb at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Yes, Julia looks really cool. It's been on my radar for a while, but I
>> haven't had a chance to really try it out for anything yet. But I
>> hadn't thought about low-level Python/Cython <-> Julia integration.
>> That sounds very interesting. I wonder if Jython could give any
>> insight into to the tight interaction between two languages that are
>> usually used in isolation but have been made to call each other
>> (though there are a lot of differences too, e.g. we're not targeting
>> replacing the CPython interpreter (on first pass at least...)).
> Are you all aware that "calling C" actually means a ctypes-like
> functionality based in dlopen()/dlsym() ?
> http://julialang.org/manual/calling-c-and-fortran-code/.

Yes, with all its drawbacks, but the fact that it's JIT'ed at least
cuts into the overhead issues.

- Robert

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