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

Simon Cozens simon@netthink.co.uk
Mon, 13 Aug 2001 01:06:33 +0100

On Sun, Aug 12, 2001 at 04:41:51PM -0700, Paul Prescod wrote:
> Would it make sense to poll both communities for people interested in
> helping with this effort and maybe making it a standalone project
> (perhaps on SourceForge?)? 

Yes. But you'll have to talk to Nick (<nick@ing-simmons.net>) if you want to
play with the current code, since it's his baby. 

> In fact, there are many bits of the C library that Python people would
> like to replace or improve but we don't have the resources alone.

*nod*. Perl reimplements far too much of C for my liking. (aton, sprintf,
malloc [1] and friends.) 

I keep telling 'em to use glib.

[1] ... but then any C program over a given size reimplements malloc ...
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