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

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