[pypy-dev] Release something?

Laura Creighton lac at strakt.com
Thu Feb 27 16:28:47 CET 2003

In a message of Thu, 27 Feb 2003 15:35:23 +0100, Armin Rigo writes:
>Hello everybody,
>One more e-mail to remind you that one of the goal of the sprint was to 
>release something at the end of the week.
>Did you realize that the interpreter (with the trivial object space) already 
>works nicely enough to run the following:
># python interactive.py
>Python 2.2.2 (#2, Nov 14 2002, 17:24:26) 
>[GCC 2.96 20000731 (Mandrake Linux 8.2 2.96-0.68mdk)] in pypy
>PyPyConsole / TrivialObjSpace
>>>> import dis
>>>> dis.dis(dis.dis)
>I particularly enjoy the slooooooowness of the resulting disassembly dump
> :-)
>Do you think, just for the fun, that this would be worth a "release"?  It
>would show the "outside world" that we actually got something "serious"  
>done.  Of course "serious" needs quote, given the speed of the result, 
>but at this point everybody should know that it was planned, and that 
>we are dreaming about top speeds involving some rather obscure translations 
>(probably invoking strange beasts from the theory of Computer Science).
>A bientôt,
>pypy-dev at codespeak.net

I think that this is a great plan.  Plus we didn't promise to be fast,
only elegant -(well, simple and flexible).  If we can get the idea of
object spaces and the idea of multiple dispatches across, then that
should be good enough for, say, the article(s) that Cameron Laird
wants to write about us.  It will make a nice talk for Python conferences
as well.


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