RPython: a step towards reconciling dynamically and statically typed OO languages

@inproceedings{Ancona2007RPythonAS,
  title={RPython: a step towards reconciling dynamically and statically typed OO languages},
  author={Davide Ancona and Massimo Ancona and Antonio Cuni and Nicholas D. Matsakis},
  booktitle={DLS},
  year={2007}
}
Although the C-based interpreter of Python is reasonably fast, implementations on the CLI or the JVM platforms offers some advantages in terms of robustness and interoperability. Unfortunately, because the CLI and JVM are primarily designed to execute statically typed, object-oriented languages, most dynamic language implementations cannot use the native bytecodes for common operations like method calls and exception handling; as a result, they are not able to take full advantage of the power… CONTINUE READING
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