[FRPythoneers] jython hacking anyone?

Matt Boersma 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:
> http://headius.blogspot.com/2006/11/jython-alive-and-well-and-looking-
> for.html
> 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.
> -Eric
> ps.  There was another thing that got my attention recently -- a
> combined Python and Ruby conference happening next April:  http://
> rupy.wmid.amu.edu.pl/
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