[pypy-dev] recent lisp support / cross-language

Laura Creighton lac at strakt.com
Fri Oct 10 13:25:29 CEST 2003


In a message of Fri, 10 Oct 2003 11:41:46 +0200, holger krekel writes:
>hello pypy,
>
>i think it's nice that we start to have clisp support. but there
>are no unit-tests and 'translator/gencl.py' adds more code to keep
>in sync with our model.  So without tests i wouldn't like this code
>to exist.  I guess we need some boilerplate that allows starting 
>lisp-programs from commandline with instructions which functions to
>call and parsing the results.  the unittests could then do the same
>what they do for pyrex: checking that the function at least computes 
>correctly. 
>
>btw, I can imagine a cross-language sprint aimed at producing multiple
>backends (C, Pyrex, CLISP, whatever) or multiple frontends (prolog...). 
>That would certainly help to get the wider language research/developer
>community get interested. 
>
>A dumb side-question: can clisp-source be annotated with types
>or is it just another VHLL :-) ? 
>
>cheers,
>
>    holger
>
>
>P.S.: if Seo wants to maintain the lisp area for the time beeing i am
>      for giving him commit privs. 
+1

Laura



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