A 'Python like' language

Mark Hahn mark at prothon.org
Mon Mar 29 11:47:00 CEST 2004


Speed tests on Prothon will be meaningless now.  The code is chock full of
debug stuff and is not optimized, either by humans or compiler.  We mean it
when we say pre-alpha.

"Jon Franz" <jfranz at neurokode.com> wrote in message
news:mailman.468.1080376058.742.python-list at python.org...
> > David MacQuigg <dmq at gain.com> wrote in message
> news:<o59960pt4nirvqjea79so494rtevc6mt8e at 4ax.com>...
> > > What I found most interesting about this language is that it *doesn't
> > > use classes* !!  All objects are derived directly from other objects,
> > > some of which are "prototypes", that is, objects which were designed
> > > to be just templates to produce other objects.
> >
> > Yes, this seemed interesting to me too. But when arrived at the sentence
> > "Prothon only allows tabs for indentation" I couldn't continue reading
;-)
>
>   I think the move to tabs-only for indentation was to allow for
> single-pass compiling.  I'm not saying it was a good move, just that
> that's my guess for the reason :)
>
> What I found interesting was:
>  - the use of the Apache Portable Runtime
> (to provide threads, file and network services)
>  - native threads via locks on each object
>  - the stackless-ness
>  - multiple interpreters via native threads
>
>   It remains to be seen whether those sorts of changes result
> in any significant speed differences.  I may try writing some
> multithreaded test scripts and running them this weekend to see if
> an actual performance increase exists over multi-threaded python
> - if so, the internals may be of interest to the python community
> itself.
>   Has anyone else already performed that sort of performance
> comparison?
>
> ~Jon Franz
> NeuroKode Labs, LLC
> 513.260.5788
>
>





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