[pypy-dev] website update / pypy developments

Rocco Moretti roccomoretti at netscape.net
Fri Jul 4 05:37:38 CEST 2003

holger krekel <hpk at trillke.net> wrote:

>  After some discussions especially with Armin 
>  i now think that we should promote as a goal to 
>    dynamically tie into/adapt arbritrary C-Libraries and
>    operation system calls. 
>  The latter would basically mean that you could use Python directly to 
>  drive your favourite OS. Think rapidly specializing for whatever 
>  embedded device without even a libc and doing that with 99% of the 
>  code beeing written in Python. 

I'm a little unclear by what you mean by this goal. As best I can tell, 
you envision being able to put a shared library facade over pypy 
functions, and then have the C/whatever library function calls be able to 
seamlessly call into pypy without recompilation. e.g. we could write a 
glibc facade which runs pypy 'under the hood' and drive precompiled linux 
programs with pypy.

Is this getting close to the idea? ... If so, you are either insanely 
brilliant, or insanely insane - though I'd lean toward the former.

What-will-they-think-up-next-ly 'ers


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