[SciPy-dev] Thoughts on weave improvements

Prabhu Ramachandran prabhu at aero.iitm.ernet.in
Sat Feb 9 22:36:34 CST 2002


>>>>> "PM" == Pat Miller <pnmiller at pacbell.net> writes:

    PM> I was talking with Eric a lot this week at Python 10 and we
    PM> had some thoughts on further improvements to the weave module.
    PM> One thing that I want to add is to blend in some of the
    PM> bytecode compiler work I started under PyCOD (compile on
    PM> demand) that builds C++ accelerated extension functions from
    PM> Python

[snip]

    PM> It might be better if the integration routine, using its
    PM> knowledge that the argument to x must be a PyFloat (C++
    PM> double) could use a C++ accelerated function instead of slow
    PM> callbacks to Python.  Not important for a quick numeric
    PM> integration, but crucial for using Python as a true C/FORTRAN
    PM> replacement.

All this sounds very promising.  I just hope it becomes part of weave
sometime.

prabhu



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