RFC: Viper: yet another python implementation

Quinn Dunkan quinn at cruzeiro.ugcs.caltech.edu
Sun Aug 22 04:56:16 CEST 1999


On Fri, 20 Aug 1999 22:43:30 GMT, John (Max) Skaller <skaller at maxtal.com.au>
wrote:
>On 15 Aug 1999 23:05:29 GMT, m.faassen at vet.uu.nl (Martijn Faassen) wrote:
>
>>John (Max) Skaller <skaller at maxtal.com.au> wrote:
>
>>I'm sure type inference can be done (at least in a limited fashion), but
>>it would be nice to have an intermediate dropoff point; a viperi or
>>viperc that would work with type annotations. 

This is sort of of off-topic, but I'm just making sure that you're aware of
Dylan.  Dylan is (to me) philosophically very similar to python, but designed
from the ground up to support type declarations, etc., so it can be a
high-performance compiled language.  There have been many suggestions for a
high-performance version of python, much as I love python's syntax, it might
be less hairy and cleaner to just help out the gwydion people (harlequin has a
high-performance dylan compiler written in dylan, but it's not free).

Not python but at least a sibling or cousin or something.




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