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[REBOL] Compiler for Rebol ? Re:(14)

From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 27-Sep-2000 18:22

----- Original Message ----- From: <[news--ted--husted--com]> To: <[list--rebol--com]> Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2000 5:21 PM Subject: [REBOL] Compiler for Rebol ? Re:(13)
> On 9/28/2000 at 12:22 AM [handy--techie--com] wrote: > > By an interpreter I take it you mean parsing REBOL code and mapping > REBOL commands to JAVA commands and executing them? > > A working example of this product category might be the jPhython > project < >. > > Like REBOL, Python is an interpreted scripting language. jPython does > what you might expect, interpret Python code and spit out bytecodes to > the JVM, much like cPython would interpret Python and spit machine code > to the processor. > > There's not a snowball's chance of this happening, but if it did, it > would mean you could encapsulate REBOL scripts within Java programs. > > Of course, there may be performance trade-offs, since many JVM's are > pokey. Using a high-performance Java configuration, people have matched > benchmarks between jPython and cPython (the conventional C > implementation). Though, in practice, jPhython is said to be 2.5x > slower than the mature cPython compiler.
You will have the smallest jvm with Tao (read some reviews at, and if REBOL/View will run with tao, you run with Java :-) ... -pekr-