Why Not Translate Perl to C
kragen at dnaco.net
Sun Jul 1 12:57:43 CEST 2001
In article <mailman.993922352.32302.python-list at python.org>,
Oleg Broytmann <phd at phd.fep.ru> wrote:
> Yes, but you cannot write a compiler that will translate StringIO into
>cStringIO. Python is too dynamic for this. If Python will ever get static
>typing, things will become much better and we can return to the task of
>building a compiler.
That is far too sweeping a statement. Dynamicness makes writing good
compilers much harder, but not impossible. Self, the JITs, Stalin, and
Bigloo stand as counterexamples.
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