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

Christian Tismer tismer at tismer.com
Fri Oct 10 15:21:41 CEST 2003

Michael Hudson wrote:

> holger krekel <hpk at trillke.net> 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.
> Yeah, perhaps it shouldn't have been checked in.  But it's not very
> much code, and it's quite neat.

I think we should check in everything that sounds
good, but put it into some ugly "untested" folder. :-)

> Oh, and don't say "clisp": that's the name of an *implementation* of
> Common Lisp.  If you can't be bothered to type "Common Lisp" out, "CL"
> is a better abbreviation.

If possible, please, can we remove CL and turn the
stuff into Scheme? I always liked that so much better...


>>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. 
> Yep!  Count me in for PPC assembler :-)

Yep! Count me in for X86 assembler via Forth :-)


>>P.S.: if Seo wants to maintain the lisp area for the time beeing i am
>>      for giving him commit privs. 
> Me too!

Sure. ciao - chris

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