New to Python: Features

Richard Blackwood richardblackwood at cloudthunder.com
Wed Oct 6 19:35:07 CEST 2004


Josiah Carlson wrote:

>>Weird, I guess that means I can manipulate them in this way.  Wonder if 
>>I can add keywords...
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>Nope, changing the contents of that module won't change the behavior of
>the interpretor.
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Argg, what's it for then I ask?

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>If you want speed, pick another language.  Just kidding.
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>In the case of speed, I find my brain speed to be a far more important
>resource than processor speed; which is where Python wins hands-down for
>me.  I can write good Python almost as fast as I can think and type,
>which gets me around 400 lines/day on average, or the equivalent of
>1600-4000 lines of C/C++ or Java.
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I found a ObjC-Python bridge, sounds like just what I want.  ObjC is 
better than C++ but just as fast (largely so, and in fact, one can mix 
C++ into ObjC [C, C++, and ObjC).  Now let me mix that with Python and 
I'm in heaven.  I hear there is a Lua-Python bridge too.  Lua is another 
of my coveted favorites.  It is alot like Python actually, more so than 
people tend to realize. 

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>>>Pyrex can compile a subset of Python to C.
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>>Great, I'll check that out.  I guess that will allow me to extend the 
>>language in C.
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>Yes, though Pyrex is not required for C<->Python interaction.  You can
>do it all by hand, though SWIG and Boost Python seem to work pretty well.
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Can I use Pyrex with the Psycho JIT?

>>AWE-SOME Josiah.  I don't know how to thank you.  If I was **** off that 
>>might do you some good eh?  Alright then.  Thanks.
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>Firstborn?  I'm just kidding of course.  No, really, I plan on making my
>own babies someday; with cadaver parts and lightning - no, I mean
>naturally with my wife.  Serves me right for catching bits of http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0368730/ today.
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> - Josiah
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Ha!



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