Pyrex without Python (was Re: calling Pyrex results from C)

Paul Prescod paul at prescod.net
Wed Jan 21 03:42:58 CET 2004


Jeff Epler wrote:
> 
> 1. my {} keys are broken, so it's perfect to not use C and to use an
> environment where I can't use dicts either
> 2. the people programming small machines are all out do to crazy stuff,
> and so programming mine in "Python" (pyrex) would be along those lines.

;)

If we were to think of Pyrex as its own language unrelated to Python 
we'd have to say it is a language that allows you to span the gamut from 
a "little more high level than C" (i.e. C with GC) to "a little more 
low-level than Python" (a few of Python's features are missing). I think 
that's actually an amazing range and I think more people should try to 
use it as its own language as Kyler is.

On the other hand, using as a language MORE low-level than idiomatic C 
is a fun hack but won't probably save you any time or effort. But 
there's nothing wrong with doing something merely because it is a fun hack!

  Paul Prescod





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