[pypy-dev] Questions about the C core
DavidA at ActiveState.com
Sun Jan 12 06:03:55 CET 2003
On the topic of macros et al:
I think that delivering minimal python will be quite hard. If the
mandate is to create a new implementation of Python, then I think that
the syntax of current Python should be seen as a "minimal" requirement
from a syntactic POV. New syntactic elements can clearly be defined as
well, although naturally care should be taken to ensure that existing
code still works. (so making 'spam' a reserved word probably wouldn't work).
On the other hand, I'm going to lose interest in this project pretty
fast if it turns into an _unsubstantiated_ argument about language
design. If a new language construct is proposed as a fairly direct and
well-supported way to get the implementation done better, faster,
cheaper, then by all means.
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