[FRPythoneers] jython hacking anyone?
matt at sprout.org
Tue Dec 5 07:56:49 MST 2006
I'd like to help, especially if it involves getting at least Python
2.3-level support. I wrote a large EJB/Swing app all in jython 2.1 a
few years ago, and it was fast enough and much more pleasant than
writing the equivalent Java code. Plus, we can't let the Rubyists get
ahead of us. :-)
On 12/4/06, Eric Dobbs <eric at dobbse.net> wrote:
> Hi All.
> There's a blog post I've been thinking about for a couple weeks now.
> The thought keeps tugging at my sleeve. Bear with me for a little
> background -- this note really is about python. Sun hired the two
> lead developers of JRuby a few months back. Tim Bray has mentioned
> fairly regularly on his blog that the JVM needs to offer better
> support for dynamic languages and the hiring of the JRuby guys is
> evidence that he's been successful in making that pitch within Sun.
> One of those JRuby guys made a pitch for jython (of all things) a
> couple weeks ago:
> So what do you think? I know at least a few people who've been to
> the recent meetings are also java developers. Anyone interested in
> giving jython a little nudge? I'm just testing the waters for now.
> If it looks like there's some interest I'll dig up specifics and
> propose a code sprint (maybe for January).
> Take care.
> ps. There was another thing that got my attention recently -- a
> combined Python and Ruby conference happening next April: http://
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