Shed Skin Python-to-C++ Compiler 0.0.21, Help needed

Luis M. González luismgz at gmail.com
Sat Mar 31 23:26:13 CEST 2007


On Mar 31, 8:38 am, Bjoern Schliessmann <usenet-
mail-0306.20.chr0n... at spamgourmet.com> wrote:
> Mark Dufour wrote:
> > Shed Skin allows for translation of pure (unmodified), implicitly
> > statically typed Python programs into optimized C++, and hence,
>
>                                                            ^^^^^> highly optimized machine language.
>
>   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>
> Wow, I bet all C++ compiler manufacturers would want you to work for
> them.
>
> Regards,
>
> Björn
>
> --
> BOFH excuse #23:
>
> improperly oriented keyboard


Mark has been doing an heroic job so far.
Shedskin is an impressive piece of software and, if pypy hadn't been
started some time ago, it should have gotten more attention from the
community.
I think he should be taken very seriously.

He is the first programmer I know who actually released working
code(and a lot of it) of a project that actually manages to speed up
python by a large margin, by means of advanced type inference
techniques.
Other people, in the past, have attended conferences and made
spectacular announcements of projects that could speed up python by
60x or more, but never ever released any code.

Mark has been working quietly for a long time, and his works deserves
a lot of credit (and hopefully, some help).







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