reverse Jython

Maurice LING mauriceling at acm.org
Wed Oct 20 01:22:49 CEST 2004


Mark Asbach wrote:

> If you need an interesting topic: why not write a just-in-time compiler
> for Python? 
> 
> There's already some interesting stuff in module "weave" and the pythonc
> from Jython, but having a python interpreter use (say) gcc at runtime to
> convert and probably optimize Python code to natively executable
> binaries, you could speed up Python to the max.
> 
I think another issue here is that Python bytecode is not stable, as 
everyone had said it. So unless a specification on that is present, 
implementing JIT compiler for Python is futile... in my opinions.

maurice



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