[ann] Minimal Python project

Christian Tismer tismer at tismer.com
Sun Jan 12 18:31:44 CET 2003


Paul Rubin wrote:
> Christian Tismer <tismer at tismer.de> writes:
> 
>>I am very convinced that this project is able to lead to a Python
>>implementation that has a smaller code base with a minimum of C
>>code, and that runs faster than CPython.  And it will be Stackless
>>by nature.  I don't claim that this will be the result of a single
>>sprint. But this is my goal.
> 
> 
> I don't doubt that it's possible.  That's not meant as any kind of
> slight on the CPython implementers, but it's there are always great
> benefits to doing something a second time around.  

Thanks, this is very encouraging.
Yes, the current C implementation is probably
near the best compromise between readability,
maintainability and efficiency that can be
achieved with a static system.

To make substantial improvements possible, the
word "static" must go away.

> In my dreams we'd have a completely self-hosted Python implementation
> that compiles to native code on the fly, sort of like the Yale T system.

Never heard of this, but this is my dream, too.

ciao - chris

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