Shed Skin Python-to-C++ compiler 0.0.5 released!

Mark Dufour mark.dufour at
Tue Nov 8 01:18:07 CET 2005

Hi all,

I have just released Shed Skin 0.0.5. It fixes many bugs and adds many
minor features to the Python builtins, most notably, the 'set' class.
There have also been some optimizations on the C++ side. Finally, the
README now better explains the compiler's limitations, and a TODO file
has been added containing open bugs.

I would like to invite anyone to try out this new version, especially
if there were problems with 0.0.4. If you encounter a bug or missing
feature, please send me a small code fragment that exhibits the
problem, so I can fix it or add it to the TODO. If you are a C++
programmer, please consider helping out on the C++ side, by sending in
patches to improve the C++ implementation of the Python builtins!

For 0.0.6 (a feature release!), the following things are on my list:

- Basic inheritance support
- Automating the connection to the Python standard library
- Better error messages for things SS doesn't handle (Finally?!)

Shed Skin can be downloaded here: I
also maintain a blog about the project:


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