(slightly OT): Python and linux - very cool

holger krekel pyth at devel.trillke.net
Sun Aug 11 10:01:20 CEST 2002


Mart van de Wege wrote:
> [me]
> > ASAIK perl has parsetree-based execution/substitution.  Note that perl 
> > probably has no way of accessing the 'parse-tree'. A bad (de-) sign.
> > 
> Why'd you think I am waiting for Parrot? Again, I'd love to see the port
> of Python to the Parrot VM go through, as Parrot will be the VM of Perl6
> (If I understood Larry and Damian's writing correctly). Again, there are
> things I really like to do in Perl (basically anything regexp related),
> but for the most part I do prefer Python. Having them both compile to
> the same VM would allow me to have my cake and eat it too.

sure it would be great.  But it is not easy.  

> What is the status of porting Python to Parrot anyway? I heard the idea
> bandied about a few months ago, but I haven't heard anything since.
> Anybody know?

Maybe you'd like to read the thread Eric Raymond started on python-dev:

http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2001-July/016406.html

regards,

    holger




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