Compiled to bytecode like java?
joel at harmonicvision.com
Thu Jan 23 16:34:21 CET 2003
First, I'm not really familiar with Python, esp under the hood.
I'm looking for a script language to embed in a device. I have a home-grown
proprietary script language available, but it's rather primitive. The nice
thing about it is that the interpreter is very simple and small. The source
code is compiled to a byte code. The byte code would be dumped on to the
device and interpreted there.
I'd like to use a more powerful language. Apparently, embedding Python in
your C app is easy and well documented.
But I need to know:
* What would be downloaded to the device? Would it be the actual source
code, which the interpreter would then parse and run? Or is it a byte-code
like Java? This would have a smaller interpreter and run faster.
* How complex is the Python source code? If I port it to an
python-unsupported processor (a dsp), would I kill myself trying to get it
to work? How many lines of source code are we talking about here?
Thanks in advance
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