[Python-Dev] Re: native code compiler? (or, OCaml vs. Python)

Tim Peters tim.one@comcast.net
Thu, 30 Jan 2003 16:18:30 -0500

[Graham Guttocks]
> ...
> I think such an effort would be well worth it.

Indeed, I spent the first 15 years of my computer career writing optimizing
compilers for a living, and it's *so* worth it that in 10+ years of Python
development, nobody has offered to pay me so much as an insignificant
fraction of how much it's worth <0.5 wink>.  These kinds of things get done
by legions of grad students in search of a thesis, or by serious funding;
they don't get done by part-time volunteers with demanding jobs.