[Python-Dev] Parrot -- should life imitate satire?

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Sun, 12 Aug 2001 00:11:56 -0400

I don't have context for this thread anymore, so perhaps this is
already what's being discussed:

Perhaps a less ambitious (than Parrot) but still very useful project
would be a portable stdio-like library that has the features dynamic
languages need?  This could be based upon a few low-level calls like
read() and write() on Unix.  These tend to exist in most platforms C
libraries (even on Windows) because they're so darned useful.    For
full "portability" it should be possible to implement these yourself
if the platform doesn't have them (or if they are not fast enough!).

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)