2010/10/22 Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk <qrczak@knm.org.pl>
2010/10/22 Cesare Di Mauro <cesare.di.mauro@gmail.com>:

> I think that having more than 255 arguments for a function call is a very
> rare case for which a workaround (may be passing a tuple/list or a
> dictionary) can be a better solution than having to introduce a brand new
> opcode to handle it.

It does not need a new opcode. The bytecode can create an argument
tuple explicitly and pass it like it passes *args.

Marcin Kowalczyk

It'll be too slow. Current CALL_FUNCTION* uses "packed" ints, not PyLongObject ints.

Having a tuple you need (at least) to extract the PyLongs, and convert them to ints, before using them.