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Subject: Re: python interpreter feasible?

Re: python interpreter feasible?

From: Joseph Garvin <k04jg02_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2008 18:47:50 -0400

How much work was required in terms of editing Lua, if any?

On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 4:16 PM, Dan Everton <dan_at_iocaine.org> wrote:

> On Sun, 31 Aug 2008 14:24:24 -0400, "Joseph Garvin" <k04jg02_at_gmail.com>
> said:
> > I realize that interpreted languages are dog slow and probably not
> > appropriate for most applications for low speed/memory devices like MP3
> > players, but I'm still curious how feasible or not it would be to get a
> > python interpreter (www.python.org) running on Rockbox.
>
> It's certainly feasible. I had a go at porting LUA to Rockbox and it
> wasn't too hard. The largest chunk of work is making the Rockbox API
> visible to the scripting language. Though even then it mainly just
> requires some thinking and manual work to write up all the API wrappers.
>
> You can see the LUA patch here http://www.rockbox.org/tracker/task/9174
>
> Now I just wish I had some time to finish it.
>
> Cheers,
> Dan
>
Received on 2008-09-01


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