[ann] Minimal Python project
heiler at nospm-uni-mannheim.de
Tue Jan 14 14:33:38 CET 2003
Paul Rubin wrote:
> In fact some Lisp systems have been shown to produce compiled code
> that runs as fast as compiled C code. I don't see that Python needs
> to be different.
A free example ist CMUCL , which produces excellent code if provided with
enough type information (which is optional in common lisp). Maybe it's
interesting for the Minimal-Python-Crew to look at.
Along this line, there's an article from Richard P. Gabriel on how a "next
lisp" should look like . At least superfiscially, Richard's ideas sound
similar to some stated in this thread.
Lisp has a looong history and finally managed to combine efficient
compilation with a highly dynamic programming model. Building on some of
lisp's experience may help steer Minimal-Python (or whatever will be its
name) in the right direction.
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