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Implementing Python in Haskell - MHUG

Bernard Pope presents:


Over the past couple of years I've developed an unusual hobby: implementing Python in Haskell.

The first iteration resulted in berp ( ), a Python-to-Haskell translator. To this day it remains my most popular repository on github. The second iteration resulted in blip ( ), which compiles Python to bytecode, and is compatible with the standard Python implementation CPython.

In this talk I will explain why I picked up this hobby, and where it might be going. I'll also talk about various Haskell features which underpin the two implementations.


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  • Lyndon M.

    Bernie just sent me a link to the slides he used during his presentation:


    1 · April 25, 2014

    • Noon S.

      thanks! if anyone else was wondering what the "->" thing in function definitions in python were (i'd never seen it before), they are function annotations - http://legacy.python....­ . cool!

      April 25, 2014

  • David O.

    Awesome. Wish I could be there, but I'm going to be away for the long weekend :(

    March 31, 2014

  • Lyndon M.

    I've invited Bernie Pope to give a talk about the work he has done using Haskell on a couple of interesting libraries involving Python interpretation and compilation. I'll update the description shortly.

    1 · March 31, 2014

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