[Python-Dev] Unladen-Swallow: A faster python

andrew cooke andrew at acooke.org
Sat Mar 28 15:41:54 CET 2009

Mark Hammond wrote:
> On 28/03/2009 9:50 PM, andrew cooke wrote:
>> Tim Roberts wrote:
>>> [...]  IronPython has certainly shown that Python can be successfully
>>> implemented in a JIT compiled VM in a performant way, but it has issues
>>> running C extension modules.
>>> I'll be curious to see where this project goes.
>> given the comments on python-dev i wonder if this is the first
>> indication
>> that python is going to split into separate implementations for windows
>> and unix (via .net and llvm, respectively)?
> What comments are they?  There is no indication that unladen-swallow  is
> fundamentally broken for Windows, just temporarily broken due to the
> lack of windows developers/contributors...

the comments you are referring to - that windows is not a priority, that
they currently have no testing on windows machines, etc.  i quote, for
example: "None of the three of us have Windows machines, nor do we
particularly want to acquire them :), and Windows support isn't going to
be a big priority."

> Saying-no-to-fud ly,

which part of "i wonder" don't you understand?  i'm not saying it is true,
i'm just discussing the possibility.  i am getting a little tired of
people here acting so defensively...  i'm discussing a programming
language, not the size of your dick.


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