compiling to python byte codes

Jason Lai jmlai at uci.edu
Fri Sep 3 01:32:00 CEST 2004


Maurice LING wrote:
> Hi Leif,
> 
> Leif K-Brooks wrote:
> 
>> Maurice LING wrote:
>>
>>> Or is there any documentation or books that is the python equivalent 
>>> of "Programming for the Java Virtual Machine" by Joshua Engel?
>>
>>
>>
>> Python's byte code isn't very stable, so you might have to recreate 
>> your entire code base with every new Python version. I would suggest 
>> generating Python code (not byte code) instead and compiling that.
> 
> 
> So are you suggesting that say I want to write a compiler to compile 
> Pascal to Python Virtual Machine, it will be wiser to do source code 
> conversion from Pascal to Python?
> 
> maurice

What about generating an Abstract Syntax Tree (compiler.ast) and using 
the compiler module (compiler.pycodegen) to write the bytecode?



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