[$] A tiny Python called Snek

Post Syndicated from jake original https://lwn.net/Articles/810201/rss

Keith Packard is no stranger to the linux.conf.au stage; he has spoken on a
wide variety of topics since he started going to the conference in 2004
(which was held in
Adelaide, where organizers apparently had a lot of ice cream for
attendees). One of his talks at this year’s conference was on an
education-focused project that he has been working on for around a year:
a version of Python called “Snek” targeting embedded processors.
He gave a look at some of the
history of his work with 10-12 year-old students that led to the
development of Snek as well as some plans for the language—and hardware to
run it on—moving forward.