FYI last year I proposed FAT Python as a GSoC project, but I failed to pick a candidate. You may be interested by my project page: http://fatoptimizer.readthedocs.io/en/latest/gsoc.html
And the TODO list: http://fatoptimizer.readthedocs.io/en/latest/todo.html
The good news is that I rebased my FAT Python project recently on Git. Previously, my fork was based on Mercurial, but CPython moved to Git in the meanwhile.
To really test FAT Python, not only fatoptimizer, see instructions at: https://faster-cpython.readthedocs.io/fat_python.html#getting-started
Sadly, it seems like there are bugs since I rebased my patches. Even if I disabled function inlinling, I still get this strange error:
haypo@selma$ ./python -X fat -m test -v test_sys ... test test_sys crashed -- Traceback (most recent call last): ... File "/home/haypo/prog/python/fatpython/Lib/test/libregrtest/save_env.py", line 286, in get_sys_argv AttributeError: 'list' object has no attribute 'description'
It's a bad in the optimizer, I don't get it when the FAT mode is disabled:
haypo@selma$ ./python -m test test_sys ... Tests result: SUCCESS
Moreover, it seems like once .pyc files are created in FAT mode, non-FAT mode (default mode) still uses the optimized .pyc files, which is a bad :-/
haypo@selma$ ./python -X fat -m test -v test_sys ^C haypo@selma$ find -name "*.pyc" ... ./Lib/test/__pycache__/__main__.cpython-37.pyc ...
The filename should contain "fat" somewhere. I made a mistake in my PEP 511 backport: http://bugs.python.org/issue26145
Good luck with all these things :-) FAT Python is a big project. The problem is that I failed to prove that it really makes Python faster. I stopped the project just after Dave Malcolm implemented function inlining (which is still experimental = buggy), whereas this optimization is likely to make CPython faster in a significant way. It's just that I lost motivation, I put too much energy in this project :-) So I switch to something else (which was FASTCALL).
2017-06-28 7:07 GMT+02:00 Bhavishya firstname.lastname@example.org:
Hello, As you might have seen(on ML) "Lazy-loading" didn't worked and increased the startup time instead.
In the meantime I had started with "fat-python"(adding pure methods etc) so is that the right thing to do or you suggest something else...
Thank You Regards, Bhavishya