[pypy-dev] MinimalPython newbie questions

Christian Tismer tismer at tismer.com
Wed Jan 22 02:10:17 CET 2003

Bengt Richter wrote:

> I'm wondering how you will get to the starting point of the
> "high-level description" you mention by any automated means
> of translating the interpreter from C sources.

[in-depth explainment why this cannot work]


> Hm, I have a general feeling that in the game of programs-as-data
> you are probably doomed to reinvent some lisp ;-)

Fine. What's your problem with that?
It does not need Lisp to use related techniques.
Do you have a proposal?

[snipped the rest]

I agree that we are not trying to do something trivial,
and that it is impossible to do an automatic translation
including a suitable abstraction without interaction.
It is more like extracting structure, and applying
generalizations by hand, in a re-doable manner.

I just re-read your message about "Loving it to death".
In that sense, was this an offer to do some 10+ C to
Python translations by hand? That would be great!

going-back-to-prototyping -- chris

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