[Numpy-discussion] Looking for people interested in helping with Python compiler to LLVM
Sun Mar 11 01:59:00 CST 2012
what is the difference to http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-3146/ ?
On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 4:35 PM, Travis Oliphant <email@example.com>wrote:
> Hey all,
> I gave a lightning talk this morning on numba which is the start of a
> Python compiler to machine code through the LLVM tool-chain. It is proof
> of concept stage only at this point (use it only if you are interested in
> helping develop the code at this point). The only thing that works is a
> fast-vectorize capability on a few functions (without for-loops). But, it
> shows how creating functions in Python that can be used by the NumPy
> runtime in various ways. Several NEPS that will be discussed in the
> coming months will use this concept.
> Right now there is very little design documentation, but I will be adding
> some in the days ahead, especially if I get people who are interested in
> collaborating on the project. I did talk to Fijal and Alex of the PyPy
> project at PyCon and they both graciously suggested that I look at some of
> the PyPy code which walks the byte-code and does translation to their
> intermediate representation for inspiration.
> Again, the code is not ready for use, it is only proof of concept, but I
> would like to get feedback and help especially from people who might have
> written compilers before. The code lives at:
> NumPy-Discussion mailing list
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