[pypy-dev] PyPy to generate C/C++ code
sarvi at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 14 21:32:27 CEST 2010
To be very clear this is not a question on PyPY RPython itself. :-))
But I had another thought and wanted to run it by PyPy team.
As I understand it PyPy is foremost a language development framework.
It is about implementing the python interpreter in RPython, plus
additional hints to assist in JIT generation.
If the Python language implementation in RPython has enough
information to create a python interpreter and do JIT compilation.
I am thinking it should have enough information to generate C/C++ code.
The kind that shedskin has under shedskin/lib/
Basically port the type inference engine from shedskin over to PyPy and use the
bulk of Shedksin C++ code but use PyPy Language
Framework to implement the Python Compiler that shedksin implements?
In otherwords, can PyPy be the language framework in which Shedskin is
Looking Shedskin and PyPy do yall have a rough feel for how difficult this would
Why the question?
I am planning to fund some prize money for an Under/Graduate school project back
in India and am looking for ideas.
This means we would able to motivate a team of 2-5 smart young engineers for
about 6 months into doing something interesting for them but beneficial for the
One area I am obviously looking at is compiling Python code.
I was thinking the project could be to
1. take your C++ code under shedskin/lib as is
2. Have them implement/port the shedskin type inference engine onto the PyPy
framework and create a PyPy backend that generates the C++ code
from the shedskin/lib
What would yall think of such an idea.
Do you see any benefits to this work for Shedskin or PyPy or both?
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