During the sprints at PyCon in a spare moment after some awesome OpenGov hacking, I ended up doing the unthinkable:
rpython support in Hy.
Yes. That’s right. Lisp —> Python —> C —> x86 instructions.
The thanks here goes to Romain Guillebert - who is a really funny rpythonista and took the time to sit down and help me with this frankly insane idea.
It works, though. I filed a bug on shipping rpython bits from PyPy’s Debian package (hi, tumbleweed!), which should make building this a skitch easier.
Finally, and unrelatedly, I also just got a .hy —> .pyc compiler working (huzzah!) which means no one will ever know we wrote anything in Lisp, ever.
Let me know what you hack up!
I’ll post the lightning talk I gave after it’s posted :)