Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Stackless on the NDS actually usable now

While my port of Stackless Python to the Nintendo DS has been around for a while now, it was of little use as none of the native Nintendo DS hardware was exposed. The only IO supported was file IO through the homebrew library support (the disk being non-native hardware, the compact flash or SD cards which homebrew code was run from).

I had no expectation that I would ever find the time to wrap the hardware so it was callable from Python, and had pretty much given up hope that anyone else would step forward and do a little work on it. However, at the start of the month I got an email from Lorenzo Mancini, and he has started wrapping libnds and given a talk about it at PyCon Uno 2007.