[pypy-dev] Re: Greetings

holger krekel hpk at trillke.net
Wed Jul 2 22:41:44 CEST 2003

Hello pypy-dev,

i just noticed that Jonathan David Riehl has sent a message
to pypy-dev at codespeak.com
which didn't work (codespeak.NET would be right). So i resent 
my reply to his message which actually cites all of his mail.


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Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2003 21:29:59 +0200
From: holger krekel <hpk at trillke.net>
To: Jonathan David Riehl <jriehl at cs.uchicago.edu>
Cc: pypy-dev at codespeak.com
Subject: Re: Greetings
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0307021343060.19507-100000 at pennsylvanian.cs.uchicago.edu>; from jriehl at cs.uchicago.edu on Wed, Jul 02, 2003 at 01:45:30PM -0500

Hello Jonathan!

[Jonathan David Riehl Wed, Jul 02, 2003 at 01:45:30PM -0500]
> Hi everyone,
> 	I noticed Christian was trying to steer a newbie over on
> python-dev over to PyPy, and I was thinking that I might be able to help
> as well.  Chris suggested I formally introduce myself to the group and see
> what can be done.

Good idea :-)

> I've done work on translation of Python to C, as well as creating
> other static analysis tools.  Most of that work was done while I was at
> NASA, where political kinks halted my work.  Five years later, I have
> finally managed to get back into a research environment, and I am now
> working on a PhD at the University of Chicago, studying under Dave
> Beazley.

Makes me envious.

>  Instead of restarting work on my own Python compiler (Python to
> C translation style), I figure I would see if we could work together.

Right. That certainly makes sense. 

>	The only problem I see is that I'm in the US, and attending
> sprints may be difficult on a student's budget.  Hopefully, we can still
> have a tight development loop via IRC.

After the last sprints and EuroPython everyone needs to catch some 
breath, i guess.  I am usually hanging out on #pypy on irc.freenode.net. 
You are welcome :-)

> 	So now to ask the obvious newbie questions:  What needs to be
> done?  What is cool that could be done?  How can I help?  I'm also more
> than happy to talk about what I have done as well, if anyone is curious.

I can't answer too long because i am currently cooking :-)
And probably Armin (Rigo) or others might give a more detailed answer, anyway. 
But it's always a good idea to check out the source code. Therefore
you need a "subversion" client.  Jens-Uwe Mager has prepared some
client side installs:


In this doc-directory (http://codespeak.net/pypy/doc) you'll also find some 
unsorted documentation which might help in understanding what we have been 
doing this year. 

Also, at least i am quite interested to get to know what you have done 
or what you found out about Python-to-C translators. 



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