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

Paul Prescod paul at
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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