can a cut-down Python still be Python?

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Mon Oct 17 09:06:02 CEST 2005

"The Eternal Squire" wrote:

> Regardless of the technical difficulties involved (and I know they are
> legion), I am considering developing a very limited subset of Python
> fit to run on embedded systems using 80188 or 68332 microchips.   My
> main question regarding this is:  even if I am successful, would the
> results be rejected out of hand by y'all as not meeting the Zen of
> Python?

some blabbermouths will probably reject it, but no matter how you
twist words, a subset of Python is indeed a subset of Python.

magnus lie hetland's mini-python is a good base to build upon:


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