built-in scripting languages

Andreas Kostyrka andreas at kostyrka.org
Mon Jan 22 21:28:32 CET 2007

* Derek Pressnall <dpressnall at gmail.com> [070122 19:40]:
> Seeing as how there has been interest in including an interpreted
> language with the default software install (such as Python or Perl,
> etc.), and the fact that they are too big to fit in the built-in
> flash, I would like to offer up an alternative.

Technically speaking, Python is not that big. A huge non-optimized
version in Debian Sarge, with all kinds of optional external stuff
installed comes at 23MB. Optimizing Python2.5 so that it fits small
devices is not exactly a problem. The question is more, how much space
can we spare?


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