compiling to python byte codes

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at
Fri Sep 3 09:35:51 CEST 2004

Maurice LING wrote:
>> Hmmm, could you post an example of this assembly-like code? It might be
>> easiest to implement a Python interpreter directly; if the assembly-like
>> code is simple enough it isn't even worth a true parser.
> What do you mean by implementing a Python interpreter directly? Sorry, I 
> am unable to provide an example of this assembly-like code. This is 
> currently still unpublished work, so I'm not able to disclose much, 
> especially in a public forum.

He didn't mean to suggest that that you write an interpreter *of*
Python, but an interpreter *of* your language *in* Python. Instead
of compiling your intermediate language into Python bytecode,
directly implement the VM (if you prefer that term over "interpreter")
for MA in Python.


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