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Posted May 22, 2009 14:13 UTC (Fri) by pboddie (subscriber, #50784)
The sad thing is that because of people going round and pointing the finger at numerous projects claiming that they're "useless", progress on some of the more promising ones has been very slow. I'm not convinced that whole-program analysis will give the best bang for the buck with Python, but given that the author of Shed Skin is, as far as I'm aware, the only guy really doing anything in this area in Python and in public, calling it "useless" is just a continuation of the trend of narrow-mindedness that pushes everything but the current "favourite" to the margins, leading the developers of these marginalised projects to make pessimistic multi-year estimates about when their projects will supposedly be "useful" enough for the finger-pointers.
Posted Jun 2, 2009 14:18 UTC (Tue) by k8to (subscriber, #15413)
It might make a useful tool for writing small subsets of python code for special purposes. RPython for example is not going to be adopted outside the pypy world becuase it's far less useful than Python for writing real code.
People put forth Shed Skin typically as a general python implementation, which it isn't. As a general python implementation it is useless, because it is not.
Maybe it's the next generation of Pyrexx.
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