Pythoniac: Thoughts on a hardware Python processor

Greg Ewing see_reply_address at something.invalid
Fri Jun 28 04:39:26 CEST 2002


David LeBlanc wrote:

> * Burning Python into silicon will tend to fossilize the language. Is Guido
> done enough with it for that yet? Guido and the gang can whip out a patch
> for the PVM in a matter of hours. How long would that take for a silicon
> change and what would it cost?


Leave it as an FPGA implementation and you can whip
out changes just as fast. (Well, faster than changing
silicon, anyway...)

-- 
Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
University of Canterbury,	
Christchurch, New Zealand
http://www.cosc.canterbury.ac.nz/~greg




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