What If Python Replaced Elisp?

Aahz Maruch aahz at netcom.com
Fri Mar 10 21:28:56 CET 2000

In article <slrn8cikie.evl.kc5tja at garnet.armored.net>,
Samuel A. Falvo II <kc5tja at garnet.armored.net> wrote:
>In article <Om9y4.1424$oN5.381668 at tw11.nn.bcandid.com>, Kragen Sitaker wrote:
>>It's a problem that Lisp compilers and the SELF compiler have wrestled
>>with for a long time.  It's not insoluble, but it's not like writing a
>>FORTH compiler.
>What about FORTH compilers?  I don't see how Forth fits into this discussion
>at all.  Forth is an extremely static language, for all its dynamic
>features.  +, for example, will *only* produce meaningful results when fed
>integers.  As a result, it doesn't even make sense to perform type
>inferencing with Forth.  :)

I made the same mistake you did on my first reading, but a careful
reading shows that Kragen is implying that a FORTH compiler is easy.
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