C/C++, Perl, etc. to Python converter
Diez B. Roggisch
deets at nospam.web.de
Fri Jan 5 09:11:28 CET 2007
>> It is definitely _not_ possible. There are so many design decisions
>> that are differing based on what a language offers - e.g. generators,
>> garbage collection, precise control over memory layout and so on.
> Inter-language translators have been written. There's usually
> a performance penalty, which can be severe when the idioms of
> the languages are quite different.
The point discussed here was not the feasibility of language-translators
per se. These are certainly possible, yet I doubt that e.g. C++2Python
would really come to existence.
Thomas expressed his belief that a _idiomatic_ translator was possible.
And that certainly isn't the case.
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