Why Not Translate Perl to C

Oleg Broytmann phd at phd.fep.ru
Sat Jun 30 06:00:35 EDT 2001


   This is about Perl, but it applies to Python as well. And of course not
only to C, but to native code too.


   "A C program to do what your Perl program does would have to do most of
the same things that the Perl interpreter does when it runs your Perl
program. There is no reason to think that the C program could do those
things faster than the Perl interpreter does them, because the Perl
interpreter itself is written in very fast C."

     Oleg Broytmann            http://phd.pp.ru/            phd at phd.pp.ru
           Programmers don't die, they just GOSUB without RETURN.

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