Shed Skin Optimizing Python-to-C++ Compiler 0.0.21

Mark Dufour mark.dufour at
Tue Mar 27 10:49:40 CEST 2007

Hi all,

Development of Shed Skin is continuing at a steady pace. I have just
released 0.0.21, which comes with the following changes:

-important type inference fix/cleanup
-support for 'bisect', 'collections.deque' and 'string.maketrans'
-improved 'copy' support
-support for 'try, else' construction
-some optimizations ('dict[..] += ..', "''.join(sorted(str))")
-several minor bug fixes

See the homepage for more information about Shed Skin, and a
collection of 27 'largish' programs (in total about 7,000 lines) that
compile with the latest release:

I am always looking for developers to join the project. So far I have
not received much help. An important area where Shed Skin is still
lacking is integration with CPython (building extension modules and
using non-compiled modules from compiled code). Other areas I could
really use help with are systematic testing, bug reporting, building a
better website/wiki, etc. Please let me know if you are interested,
and/or join the mailing list from the sourceforge site.

Mark Dufour.
"One of my most productive days was throwing away 1000 lines of code"
- Ken Thompson

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