embedded python?

Alexander May alex-news-deleteme at comcast.net
Tue Jun 29 20:56:06 CEST 2004


What distro are you running?
Thanks,
Alex


"Lars" <lars at post.cz> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> Python (at least version 1.something) was running fine on my Psion 5mx
> (36 Mhz ARM, 16MB RAM). No problem.
>
>
> Jirka
>
>
> Alexander May wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I love Python!  I've been using it for a couple of years now and have
found
> > 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
selected
> > specific hardware yet; the hardware target is what we are trying to fit
into
> > based on price constraints.  Each device needs to be able to handle
about 2
> > kbs (yes kilo, not mega) worth of network traffic.
> >
> > I intend to a least prototype the system in Python.  It would be great
if we
> > could we could use Python in production by embedding it in the hardware.
My
> > question is does anyone have any real world experience using python in
an
> > 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
the
> > network related modules add?  Obviously I'll be able to determine our
> > application's resource usage once the prototype is written, but I
curious
> > about other people's past experience.
> >
> > In short, is embedding python realistic?
> >
> > Thoughts and comments are greatly appreciated!
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Alex
> >
> >





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