> But now it seems that there is almost no interest in such a book here, you
> see that I got only one response and nobody agreed to review/answer the
> questions. Maybe SBCL development assumes that people who are involved are
> mature engineers and they are able to do a quick reverse-engineering of the
> compiler. Or Python is considered to be a simple compiler which does not
> need any detailed manual?
I am interested in this kind of document too. I probably won't hack
SBCL itself (too many other projects),
but having better, accessible document would benefit everyone who
wishes to write performance sensitive code.
On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 10:49 AM, Roman Marynchak
> Okay, since I now have three readers :), I will start this writing soon.
> Regarding McLachlan's paper, it is a small document which is almost
> unhelpful for newbies, and I haven't learned much about Python from that
> I will inform you about the book progress after a few initial chapters are
> 2010/4/14 Leslie P. Polzer <sky@...>
>> Roman Marynchak wrote:
>> > But now it seems that there is almost no interest in such a book here,
>> > you
>> > see that I got only one response and nobody agreed to review/answer the
>> > questions. Maybe SBCL development assumes that people who are involved
>> > are
>> > mature engineers and they are able to do a quick reverse-engineering of
>> > the
>> > compiler. Or Python is considered to be a simple compiler which does not
>> > need any detailed manual?
>> For some people it takes weeks until they answer questions around here,
>> so don't be discouraged.
>> > As for now I am not sure about starting this writing. It seems that I
>> > will
>> > get no readers :)
>> Count me as a future reader.
>> > Maybe there are some Python docs which are missing by me,
>> > so there is no necessity in new papers?
>> Do you know the papers about Python by McLachlan? Links should be
>> somewhere on the SBCL internals page. There's an introductory one
>> and a more detailed one (with blanks in certain sections).
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