[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] [SLOBS] Long-term support for Sugar
Benjamin M. Schwartz
bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu
Thu Sep 24 20:55:35 EDT 2009
Michael Stone wrote:
> As for interpreters -- I absolutely agree that they should be chosen
> I just think that the interpreter that we choose carefully should be the
> that prepares to run a program (e.g. by fetching and installing it, or by
> caching it, etc) rather than the one that runs it.
> Does this distinction make sense?
I'm not sure I understand you.
My feeling is that the most important thing we can do in this area is to
make it easy to write Activities that are intrinsically cross-platform.
To borrow a phrase, one way to do this is to choose languages, and
interpreters, that are incapable of expressing platform dependencies.
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