I'm intrigued that Python has some functional constructions in the language.

namekuseijin namekuseijin at gmail.com
Fri May 8 22:52:48 CEST 2009


pruebauno at latinmail.com escreveu:
> Don't forget that the Python interpreter is simple. It makes
> maintenance easier and allows embedding it into other programs. Good
> optimizing compilers for functional languages are not simple.

Good optimizing compilers are not simple, period.

The python interpreter is not all that simple either.  Have you ever 
taken a look at it?  It's a good bytecode interpreter, not some dumb toy 
interpreter.

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