[pypy-svn] r38690 - pypy/dist/pypy/doc

cfbolz at codespeak.net cfbolz at codespeak.net
Tue Feb 13 14:17:44 CET 2007

Author: cfbolz
Date: Tue Feb 13 14:17:43 2007
New Revision: 38690

update intro to OO backends a small bit

Modified: pypy/dist/pypy/doc/translation.txt
--- pypy/dist/pypy/doc/translation.txt	(original)
+++ pypy/dist/pypy/doc/translation.txt	Tue Feb 13 14:17:43 2007
@@ -733,15 +733,12 @@
 The Object-Oriented Backends
-All of the OO backends are less mature than the C or LLVM backends.
-None can compile all of PyPy yet, but all can compile small examples.
+The Object-Oriented backends target platforms that are less C-like and support
+classes, instance etc. If such a platform is targetted, the `OO type system` is
+used while rtyping. Of the OO backends, currently only genclr can translate the
+full PyPy, but the Java backend is getting close.
-As they are newer than the low-level backends, we can predict the needs of
-these backends slightly better, and this is enabling them to share significant
-amounts of code, such as the equivalent of the low-level database (XXX
+.. _`oo type system`: rtyper.html#oo-type
 .. mention that pretty much all these backends are done by volunteers?

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