Parrot -- was [Dev] psyco on the radar?
curt at hibbs.com
Tue Nov 19 18:44:26 PST 2002
Tim Randolph wrote:
> Has anyone from OSAF looked into using Armin Rigos' specializing
> compiler for Python? My brief experience with it has been good and the
> reports on c.l.p have been outstanding.
Probably a better approach would be to take advantage of the Parrot VM.
Parrot is being optimized for dynamically typed languages like Perl, Python
and Ruby, and it fully supports closures (probably the only bytecode
interpreter that does).
Its not ready yet, but when it is available for Python, it becomes merely a
deployment option that greatly increases runtime performance -- no coding
changes in Chandler would be required. So, its something to keep an eye on
and potentially take advantage of in the future.
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