Python for Embedded Devices?

Jeff Epler jepler at
Mon Jan 5 02:28:43 CET 2004

On Sun, Jan 04, 2004 at 03:37:46PM -0800, Phil Schmidt wrote:
> I am one such developer who works with very small systems: 8-bit
> micros with under 128K flash and 4K RAM. [...]

Luxury!  My current interest runs to microcontrollers with 2k flash, 128
bytes sram, and 128 bytes eeprom.  Yours sounds a lot like one of the
larger models in the same line, though. (Atmel AVR)

It's actually quite fun, and since 128 bytes is too little to use
recursion or dynamic allocation for anything, stuff like reference
counting and GC are unneeded---not a lot of strings, either.  C is a
not a bad language for this hardware.


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