[Numpy-discussion] Proposed Roadmap Overview

Sturla Molden sturla@molden...
Mon Feb 20 10:55:09 CST 2012


Den 20.02.2012 17:42, skrev Sturla Molden:
> There are still other options than C or C++ that are worth considering.
> One would be to write NumPy in Python. E.g. we could use LLVM as a
> JIT-compiler and produce the performance critical code we need on the fly.
>
>

LLVM and its C/C++ frontend Clang are BSD licenced. It compiles faster 
than GCC and often produces better machine code. They can therefore be 
used inside an array library. It would give a faster NumPy, and we could 
keep most of it in Python.

Sturla



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