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- Subject: Re: Philosophy ;-)
- From: "Cary O'Brien" <cobrien@...>
- Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 07:51:06 -0500 (EST)
> >But does it work the other way around? I mean, if I write another Lua
> >interpreter (again, I don't have the skill to do it, and even less the
> >time!), which mimic exactly the Lua syntax and behavior, can I call it a Lua
> Yes, definitely! I'd love to see this as I think this would take Lua to
> a different level as an influential language. Do Perl or Python or TCL have
> more than one implementation? But Scheme does.
There are currently (at least) two python implementations, on in C
(CPython, or 'regular' python) and Jython (nee JPython) which is
implemented in Java, and (I think) generates java bytecodes.
I think there is a Java implementation of Tcl called either Jacl or TCL
Blend. I forget which one.
Another example is prolog -- there are many prolog interpreters -- in
fact I was searching for a good one for my daughter last night.