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

Guido van Rossum guido@zope.com
Mon, 30 Jul 2001 16:16:49 -0400

> What would the CVS magic invocation for that be?

cvs update -r descr-branch


cvs checkout -r descr-branch python/dist/src

Or just download 2.2a1.

> And...um...why?  Has the bytecode changed significantly recently?

Not the bytecode, but the rest of the runtime has changed
tremendously, and as I tried to explain over the phone, that has a big
impact on reusability of the runtime.  The bytecode engine cannot be
considered independent from the rest of the runtime.

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