Something worth pointing out; as of 8 AM this morning (MDT) in rev 4748, Frank Wierzbicki flipped the bits and pronounced this about the ASM branch:
jbaker:~/jythondev/asm jbaker$ dist/bin/jython Jython 2.5a0+ (asm:4750, Jun 24 2008, 10:56:16) [Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM ("Apple Computer, Inc.")] on java1.5.0_13 Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information. >>>
Yesterday there were easily the most commits we have seen in the Jython project. The real threshold was reached when we incorporated the UTF-16 and new-style exception branches into this branch, fixed the grammar to support most incremental parses, while repointing the standard library to CPythonLib 2.5. Along with a flurry of other fixes!
There's a lot more to go, but this should be an encouraging sign for everyone interested in Jython!