Ideas for master's thesis

MRAB google at mrabarnett.plus.com
Wed Jun 4 02:08:44 CEST 2008


On Jun 3, 10:22 pm, Larry Bugbee <ebug... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I would like to do something with this language, yet
> > I don't know if there are any needs/science fields, that could be used
> > as a basis for a thesis.
>
> Personally, I'd like to see *optional* data typing added to Python
> perhaps along the lines of what was done in Pyrex.  You declare the
> data type when you know it, or when it matters, and skip it
> otherwise.  Your paper could analyze its pros and cons, analyze any
> potential performance gains, and recommend how to implement it.  Your
> professor will suggest some additional questions.
>
> I suspect, if the type be known and declared, the interpreter could be
> streamlined and quicker, you might get asserts for free, and perhaps,
> Python becomes even more self-documenting.  Perhaps I've missed it,
> but I haven't seen a strong analytical case made for or against
> optional data typing.  Your paper?
>
You might want to have a look at Boo at http://boo.codehaus.org/.



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