[Python-Dev] [ann] Minimal Python project

David LeBlanc whisper at oz.net
Fri Jan 10 23:12:30 CET 2003


I was thinking about something along these lines but with a different slant:
an "essential" python that's stripped way down and that could be ROM-able.
In the same way that Java is used in the Sharp Zarius, I think it would be
way cool to have an os/python cored PDA. I wonder if it could be done in
16mb or less, 8mb being the next logical number...

David LeBlanc
Seattle, WA USA

> -----Original Message-----
> From: python-dev-admin at python.org [mailto:python-dev-admin at python.org]On
> Behalf Of Brett Cannon
> Sent: Friday, January 10, 2003 13:01
> To: holger krekel
> Cc: python-list at python.org; python-dev at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Python-Dev] [ann] Minimal Python project
>
>
> [holger krekel]
>
> > Minimal Python Discussion, Coding and Sprint
> > --------------------------------------------
> >
> > We announce a mailinglist dedicated to developing
> > a "Minimal Python" version.  Minimal means that
> > we want to have a very small C-core and as much
> > as possible (re)implemented in python itself.  This
> > includes (parts of) the VM-Code.
> >
>
> I can see this possibly being a good learning experience for people
> wanting to get into Python core programming.  Obviously it won't be the
> same as CPython, but since it will need to stay compatible it could easily
> be a good way to understand the concepts in how the language is designed
> before jumping into the full-fledged C core; this is especially true if
> most of it is written in Python.
>
> -Brett
>
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