Python-like compiled language
aleaxit at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 13 05:24:43 EST 2000
"Erno Kuusela" <erno-news at erno.iki.fi> wrote in message
news:kulmtl6xqx.fsf at lasipalatsi.fi...
> some say that the latest virtual machines should be quite fast, but
I've heard that repeated continuously over the last 5+ years. It
will no doubt become true one day, "in the long run", but you know
what Keynes had to say about that.
> [good scheme suggestion snipped]
> it is also rumored that ocaml has a good optimizing compiler.
It has an _excellent_ compiler, but it has no similarity to
Python whatsoever. The totally static typesystem is only the
start of the differences; such issues as needing to use `+.`
when you sum floats (you can only use `+` to sum _integers_)
take it away from "the average programming language" in the
exactly _opposite_ direction. My point re Scheme/stalin was
predicated on at least 'some' semantic similarities between
Scheme and Python.
What about Modula-3, by the way? I gather that one has
similarities, too (having provided some of our BDFL's
inspiration), but don't know much about its compilers'
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