Python processors? : WAS Re: Does python have the capability for driver development ?

Francesco Bochicchio bieffe62 at
Thu Jul 30 06:49:36 EDT 2009

On Jul 30, 11:10 am, Christian Heimes <li... at> wrote:
> Martin P. Hellwig wrote:
> > Well the pyc, which I thought was the Python bytecode, is then
> > interpreted by the VM.
> Python is often referred as byte-code interpreted language. Most modern
> languages are interpreted languages. The list [1] is rather long.
> Technically speaking even native code is interpreted by the micro code
> of most CPUs.
> [1]
> [2]

Once upon a time there where lisp machines, whith processors designed
to fastly execute lisp code  ... I worked with one of them for 2
I wonder: has anybody thought of making a python-machine, or at least
a processor able to directly execute high-level bytecode (LLVM-like?).
I think the main feature of such a machine should be hyper-fast hash
lookup. Then dynamic memory management hardware ...


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