[IAEP] Sugarized binaries? was Re: users doing python in XOs

Martin Dengler martin at martindengler.com
Sun Dec 2 15:33:14 EST 2012

On Sun, Dec 02, 2012 at 10:57:39AM -0600, Yama Ploskonka wrote:
> On 12/02/2012 08:13 AM, Martin Dengler wrote:
> >On Sat, Dec 01, 2012 at 10:08:07PM -0600, Yama Ploskonka wrote:
> >>If it is defunct, can we use binaries finally to optimize and speed
> >>up operation
> >"Using binaries" is not what needs to be done.  "Rewriting each
> >activity" (that you want to speed up) is what you're saying needs to
> >be done.  That's a lot more work than just finding the bottlenecks in
> >existing python applications and reducing them.
> [no response]


> with lesser importance, my authorities were that C and variants are
> faaaaar ahead [...] of anything else [...], as "the language for the
> real world" right now [...] I'm surprised to hear otherwise

Of course C is the most popular (by lines written, and usefulness as a
"desert island language"), and nobody say anything but.

> [...] but then there are specialized applications, I agree, and
> opinions :-)

Specialized applications like a constuctivist learning platform,

> I quote the Python link: “It’s still a relatively niche skill-set
> and demand isn’t astronomical [...]"

Your tiobe.com reference categorizes python as a "mainstream
language".  If you're asking about re-writing major/all Sugar
activities, we'd better have more to argue about than that.

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