[pypy-dev] idea for Summer of PyPy - call for feedback

Aurélien Campéas aurelien.campeas at logilab.fr
Wed Jan 18 14:08:48 CET 2006

Le mardi 17 janvier 2006 à 23:08 +0100, holger krekel a écrit :
> Hi Armin, 
> On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 11:08 +0100, Armin Rigo wrote:
> > Hi Holger,
> > 
> > On Mon, Jan 16, 2006 at 07:49:31AM +0100, holger krekel wrote:
> > > Hum, or should we post to comp.lang.python? 
> > 
> > Yes, I think so.  I should also mentioning it on python-dev, in the
> > thread of Brett discussing possible thesis ideas.
> yes, let's do that.  Note also that i got some private answers - 
> all encouraging.  Maybe we should try come up with a few 
> example proposals. 

And put them on a page on codespeak.

I have two proposals (for things I haven't seen addressed in the WP's,
but you'll correct me if I'm wrong):

* add CLOS/Dylan generic functions to Py{Py|thon} (bags of methods that
are selected according to the tuple of the types of their mandatory
arguments), and method combinations (before, after and around methods)

* add the Common Lisp "Condition System" (essentially HANDLER-BIND,
RESTART-BIND, SIGNAL - like functionality) to PyPy

Those are two things I miss currently in Python - especially generic
functions - and would like to have and would gladly attempt to implement
if I were mandated to :) (but I have interesting and difficult Oz stuff
to think about right now).


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