[pypy-dev] Work plan for PyPy
lac at openend.se
Fri Jun 15 07:53:02 CEST 2007
In a message of Fri, 15 Jun 2007 01:01:17 +0200, Antonio Cuni writes:
>Finally, a note which is not related with the work plan but to a
>question that appeared in the logs; someone asked whether we want to
>"sell" RPython as a stand-alone product.
>Last sunday I gave a PyPy talk at Pycon italy and, surprisingly enough,
>RPython was perceived as the only (or the most relevant) usable product
>of the pypy project. I tried hardly to explain that rpython is basically
>only an accident and not very usable, but people are still impressed by
>the 300000% speedup.
>It would be interesting to know if this perception is world-wide or only
>limited to the attendants of my talk (maybe because I didn't stress
>enough the pros of the other pypy goals or the cons of rpython).
I don't think it is you. I think that most people are not very
sophisticated in their appreciation for computer langauges.
Culturally deprived, poor things. :-) Maybe we need to run some 'pypy
appreciation courses'. :-) I suspect the designers of the Ferrari have
the same problem. They probably want to discuss engine-design and
Italian styling with their would-be customers.
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