[Python-Dev] Re: pirate (python+parrot)

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Tue Aug 5 12:22:09 EDT 2003

Guido van Rossum <guido at python.net> writes:

> Interesting indeed.  The focus on bytecode is understandable: let
> someone else write a parser, so Parrot won't have to.  But from
> skimming his log, Dan seems to take the bytecode too seriously;
> it's really only meant to be a quick way for the parser to output
> something.  In particular, bytecode hacks were never a goal.

Really?  You surprise me <wink>.


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