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Tue Jun 29 20:56:06 CEST 2004
What distro are you running?
"Lars" <lars at post.cz> wrote in message
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> Python (at least version 1.something) was running fine on my Psion 5mx
> (36 Mhz ARM, 16MB RAM). No problem.
> Alexander May wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I love Python! I've been using it for a couple of years now and have
> > it to be a highly productive language. I evangelize it to my developer
> > friends and am probably responsible for the sale of at least 10 Alex
> > Martelli books. I am now in the fortunate position of being able to use
> > Python for a large project, and as such I have a question.
> > We are developing a distributed application running on approximately six
> > thousand nodes with somewhat limited hardware resources. Our hardware
> > target is 66 MHz ARM style processor with 16 Mb ram. We haven't
> > specific hardware yet; the hardware target is what we are trying to fit
> > based on price constraints. Each device needs to be able to handle
> > kbs (yes kilo, not mega) worth of network traffic.
> > I intend to a least prototype the system in Python. It would be great
> > could we could use Python in production by embedding it in the hardware.
> > question is does anyone have any real world experience using python in
> > embedded system? Two general categories of questions:
> > 1) Are there any embedded Pythons out there? The nodes will likely be
> > running some form of Linux, but I don't particularly feel like devoting
> > resrouces to porting python. Any embedded Linuxes supporting Python?
> > Thoughts in general?
> > 2) What are the resource requirements of Python? How much overhead do
> > network related modules add? Obviously I'll be able to determine our
> > application's resource usage once the prototype is written, but I
> > about other people's past experience.
> > In short, is embedding python realistic?
> > Thoughts and comments are greatly appreciated!
> > Thanks,
> > Alex
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