Internet C++ and Python?
dsh8290 at rit.edu
Fri Nov 17 19:34:32 CET 2000
Aside: kind of odd, I got the replies to this message before I got the message itself.
What does Mike mean by "Jython is compiled to Java bytecode"? As I understand it Jython is Java code (implementing a Python interpreter) so it would naturally be compiled to Java bytecode. Are Python apps compiled using Jython compiled to Java bytecode or Python bytecode?
PS. Jochen mentioned to me off-list that I totally missed his point by not fully understanding CommonLisp. As a result my previous post is meaningless.
On Fri, 17 Nov 2000 02:24:15 Mike Müller wrote:
| I just discovered something interesting in the German Linux Magazin
| (12/200 p. 88). It is called Internet C++ which is something like Java just
| for C++.
| There is a virtual machine named icvm.
| It is supposed to be very fast. The author of the article (Tom Schwaller)
| did NOT see any difference to compiled C++ after porting to editors to icvm.
| C++'s homepage is http://www.xmisssion.com/~icvm .
| The most interesting point to me is the possibility to compile python
| directly into icvm-bytecode just like Jython into Java bytecode but with the
| difference of a higher performance.
| There seem to be some remaining problems:
| - no support for shared libraries (yet)
| - no threads (yet)
| - no GPL but open source which is free for free OSes only (similar to
| OpenMotif) and the source can only be changed with permission of the
| original author (Information form Linux Magazin article by Tom Schwaller
| (mentioned above) not from the IC++ homepage)
| Besides those shortcomings, would something like icvm be a good thing for
| So far the only thing about Python I dislike is the slow performance for
| some tasks.
| Any comments or ideas.?
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