Stephen Thorne stephen.thorne at
Fri Mar 11 05:09:26 CET 2005

On 10 Mar 2005 12:35:36 -0800, olsongt at <olsongt at> wrote:
> Hey Roger,
> I didn't realize that Stefan replied to the list and sent a private
> email reply.  There seemed to be a lag in google groups today.  I
> basically told him that I might be crazy enough to write an assembler
> in python, but I'm not crazy enough to start using those function
> decorators.
> I'm working more on the backend stuff now but I was considering adding
> the hook. I never realized that you couldn't use string interpolation
> on a docstring, so that's probably the showstopper.  I don't want to
> take that functionality away.
> I was thinking that the decorator could cheat and just swallow the
> originating docstring when returning the assembly function.
> Introspection based tools (which I'm assuming epydoc is) would only see
> the new docstrings on the assembly function.  Not that I have docstring
> functionality built in yet but it's on the todo list.  Size also isn't
> an issue because I'm currently using a string anyway.  But lack of
> string interpolation is an issue.

Have you seen PyPy? They already have the ability to turn a native
python function into pyrex and compile it on the fly.


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