Snowball to Python compiler

Paul Rubin no.email at nospam.invalid
Fri Apr 22 02:25:22 CEST 2011


Matt Chaput <matt at whoosh.ca> writes:
> I'm looking for some code that will take a Snowball program and
> compile it into a Python script. Or, less ideally, a Snowball
> interpreter written in Python.
>
> (http://snowball.tartarus.org/)
>
> Anyone heard of such a thing?

I never saw snowball before, it looks kind of interesting, and it
looks like it already has a way to compile to C.  If you're using
it for IR on any scale, you're surely much better off using the C
routines with a C API wrapper, than translating snowball to
Python, which will be dog slow to interpret.



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