inferred typing

Alex Martelli aleaxit at
Fri Nov 5 17:23:36 CET 2004

Gabriel Zachmann <zach at> wrote:

> Thanks for your responses.
> Both Boo and Starkiller sound quite interesting.
> Boo seems to have some momentum, but what about Starkiller, once the PhD is
> finished?
> Also, both are python compilers.

Boo is a different language, pythonlike but not python.

> I was hoping for something more like Hotspot for Java, i.e.,
> something which compiles parts of the python script that turn out not to be
> really dynamic at run-time and that are executed a lot.
> Anything along those lines?


> In addition, I am not sure that any effort that is not integrated into
> mainstream Python will have a real chance to achieve widespread use ...

I strongly doubt anything like a JIT will get integrated into mainstream
Python before it's very solid, which probably requires it to get
widespread first.


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