[OT] Compilable Python-like language?
peter at engcorp.com
Sat Mar 20 23:47:38 CET 2004
Carl Banks wrote:
> Fran?ois Pinard wrote:
>>>I'm just curious if such a beast exists out there. I've googled
>>>around some and read some programming language websites but I have yet
>>>to find a language similar to Python that can be compiled to binary.
>>>[...] Is there such a thing?
>>What is your real need? Why do you consider important to compile
>>something to an executable binary? The goal is executing a program
>>written in Python, or Python-like language, isn't it?
> I really don't think why he needs it is necessary to answer this
> question: he stated what he wanted clearly enough. And I would say
> questioning his need for a complied language is quite presumptuous.
Presumptuous? Hardly. It's a very valid question to ask.
By asking for "a compiled language like Python", Ed is making the common
mistake of specifying a solution without identifying what his
requirements are. We are simply trying to identify what his real needs
are so that we can give him a useful answer, along the lines of, say,
"use py2exe for easier packaging" if that were his goal.
Also, although I don't think this is a problem Ed has, some people are
confused about interpreted versus compiled and such things. It's just
possible that someone asking such a question has an incorrect
understanding of how programs work, and thus asked a "wrong question"
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