Prothon Prototypes vs Python Classes

Mark Hahn mark at prothon.org
Tue Mar 30 00:32:39 CEST 2004


> I would guesstimate that the tab indentation mostly serves to
> kill the interest of many who would otherwise take a deeper
> look.

Prothon has announced that we are caving in and going to spaces instead of
tabs, even though both of the Prothon authors abhor spaces.

"Ville Vainio" <ville at spammers.com> wrote in message
news:du73c7r7tub.fsf at lehtori.cc.tut.fi...
> >>>>> "Mark" == Mark Hahn <mark at prothon.org> writes:
>
>     Mark> I certain that it IS possible to add ANYTHING to Python.  My
>     Mark> whole motivation for Prothon was to start fresh with a clean
>     Mark> slate and have less.  I'm still experimenting with things
>     Mark> that can be removed.
>
> I guess the issue is whether it would have been simpler to fork the
> CPython interpreter, providing patches that enable the prototype-based
> programming. It would have been quite a jump start, if feasible.
>
>     Mark> Having said that, I think there are things about Prothon
>     Mark> that really kick ass.  The combination of threaded
>     Mark> interpreter with extremely simple locking objects is
>     Mark> exceeding my expectations.  This engine is really going to
>     Mark> shine when it matures.
>
> Sounds great. If you prove that it's the faster approach, perhaps
> we'll be seeing something like that in CPython soon.
>
> FWIW, I would guesstimate that the tab indentation mostly serves to
> kill the interest of many who would otherwise take a deeper
> look. There are many (like me) who think that the approach is
> fundamentally wrong.
>
> -- 
> Ville Vainio   http://tinyurl.com/2prnb





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