Embedded systems

Chris Liechti cliechti at gmx.net
Thu Jun 13 20:36:28 CEST 2002

"Stuart" <stuart at stu.org.uk> wrote in
news:aeaajv$5db01$1 at ID-17980.news.dfncis.de: 

> Is Python practical for embedded systems?   I am working on a project
> at the moment that uses a GSM/GPRS modem and a GPS receiver.  I have
> prototyped the whole thing in Visual Basic, and now I need to port it
> over to a suitable processor (possibly on a 68000 device using Linux).

python need some resources as its interpreted but there is a posrt for the 
palm (http://sourceforge.net/projects/pippy). as you have linux there 
shouldn't be a real problem. download the sources and try to compile it fo  
your target system.

> I don't really want  to get into C for this project, and was wondering
> if Python was suitable?  Are memory requirements an issue?

i don't know any precise numbers, depending on project maybe starting at 
100k RAM and 200k ROM? (pippy uses 137k in ROM)


Chris <cliechti at gmx.net>

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