[pypy-dev] How to translate 300000 lines of C
pedronis at bluewin.ch
Tue Jan 21 16:04:34 CET 2003
From: "Samuele Pedroni" <pedronis at bluewin.ch>
> From: "Armin Rigo" <arigo at tunes.org>
> > Both Jython and the old Stackless demonstrate badly enough that translating
> > the CPython code manually might be quite possible, but if you do it, your
> > project is doomed to become completely out-of-date after a couple of years.
> > Let's not repeat that mistake.
> Jython is not a manual translation of CPython C but what I do I know, it
> that here everybody is a Jython expert.
i.e. there are algorithms that are more or less direct translations, but that's
the easy tough boring stuff.
If e.g. type/class unification is hard is exactly because any kind of direct
translation does not cut it, and further java integration should be brought
into the picture.
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