[pypy-svn] r24408 - pypy/dist/pypy/doc/weekly

mwh at codespeak.net mwh at codespeak.net
Wed Mar 15 20:48:02 CET 2006


Author: mwh
Date: Wed Mar 15 20:47:59 2006
New Revision: 24408

Modified:
   pypy/dist/pypy/doc/weekly/summary-2006-03-15.txt
Log:
an introduction, a short pycon section and a toning down of the "python is
worse than C" comment.



Modified: pypy/dist/pypy/doc/weekly/summary-2006-03-15.txt
==============================================================================
--- pypy/dist/pypy/doc/weekly/summary-2006-03-15.txt	(original)
+++ pypy/dist/pypy/doc/weekly/summary-2006-03-15.txt	Wed Mar 15 20:47:59 2006
@@ -5,9 +5,26 @@
 Introduction
 ============
 
+If a week can be a long time in politics, it can be even longer in
+open source documentation... it seems that writing one summary a week
+isn't really sustainable, so we're going to try to scale back to an
+activity report every two weeks or so.  This report covers roughly the
+last month of development.
+
 PyCon
 =====
 
+The end of February was naturally dominated by PyCon in Texas which
+was attended by several core developers.  We gave three well-received
+talks, talked to a great many interested people and held a successful
+sprint, giving several newcomers their first taste of hacking on PyPy.
+
+You can read more about this in the `conference report`_ and `sprint
+report`_.
+
+.. _`conference report`: http://write.me/
+.. _`sprint report`: http://write.me/
+
 The Logic Sprint
 ================
 
@@ -36,7 +53,8 @@
 exceedingly ugly and inefficient approach of keeping our own stack of
 root pointers.
 
-And then we banged our heads against the usual obscure bugs and finally
-made it work.  It turns out that writing Python code that manipulates
-memory addresses directly combines most of the disadvantages of C with
-none of the advantages of Python...
+And then we banged our heads against the usual obscure bugs and
+finally made it work.  It turns out that debugging C that's generated
+Python code that manipulates memory addresses directly is hard on the
+brain... we need to get back to being able to run everything on the
+memory simulator.



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