Future of the Python Linux Distribution

Andrew M. Kuchling akuchlin at mems-exchange.org
Mon May 8 19:51:19 CEST 2000


Glyph Lefkowitz writes:
>1) is there a free OCaML?

It's LGPLed: http://caml.inria.fr/

>2) is OCaML-Python free?

I'm not sure what the licence is, but vaguely recall it's the same as
Python's.  Could be wrong...

>3) Where can I get a copy of it?

http://vyper.sourceforge.net/ .  Note that it's a test bed for
various modifications to Python that Skaller is interested in,
so there are various language extensions: ML-style pattern matching, 
new statements, etc.

>4) Why don't we hear more about this? What is all this jpython hype
>about? ;-)

It's not very widely advertised, perhaps because it's still an alpha.
Some of the extensions seem difficult to implement in CPython or
JPython, but it's quite possible that Vyper could go on to become the
first languages that derives from Python.

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