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digitalmars.D - What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

Just stumbled across this LtU resource, July 2009, and feel that D community
might learn
something from it (sorry if this is olde news) ...

Unladen Swallow: LLVM based Python compiler

and from there:

unladen-swallow: A faster implementation of Python 

Now further looking at RelevantPapers that these folks are citing, it looks
like they might actually be quite a tuned-in bunch:


And their project plan makes them look quite serious too.  For example,


I must confess that I've largely ignored Python in the past but there certainly
seems to be some interesting reading here and I suspect some reasons for
D people to become a little more introspective.

Justin Johansson
Oct 28 2009