[Numpy-discussion] Looking for people interested in helping with Python compiler to LLVM

Sturla Molden sturla@molden...
Sun Mar 11 12:46:28 CDT 2012



Den 11. mars 2012 kl. 15:52 skrev Pauli Virtanen <pav@iki.fi>:

> To get speed gains, you need to optimize not only the bytecode
> interpreter side, but also the object space --- Python classes, strings
> and all that. Keeping in mind Python's dynamism, there are potential
> side effects everywhere. I guess this is what sunk the swallow.
> 
> Just speeding up effectively statically typed code dealing with arrays
> and basic types, on the other hand, sounds much easier.

Yes, it would be like psyco, except it has LLVM as compiler and knows about NumPy.

Sturla






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