[Cython] CyFunction refactoring plan

Robert Bradshaw robertwb at math.washington.edu
Fri Sep 30 08:16:47 CEST 2011

On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 10:43 PM, Stefan Behnel <stefan_ml at behnel.de> wrote:
> Vitja Makarov, 30.09.2011 06:41:
>> 2011/9/28 Vitja Makarov:
>>> I tried to build simple plan for ongoing cython function refactoring
>>> * Replace assignment synthesis with SingleAssignmentNode, where LHS is
>>> NameNode and RHS is PyCFunctionNode
>>> * Split function body into python wrapper and C function
>>> http://wiki.cython.org/enhancements/generators#Pythonfunctionrefactoring
>>> Then we can implement some features and optimizations:
>>> * Reduce difference between cdef and def functions
>>> * Store runtime evaluated default values inside CyFunction, ticket #674
>>> * Implement no-args super(), ticket #696
>>> * Function call inlining
>> If nobody don't mind I would start with first one.

I would love to see this happen.

> Please go ahead. :)
> Note that you will encounter some problems when enabling name assignments
> for all named functions. I tried that at least once and it "didn't work",
> but I didn't take the time yet to investigate them further.
> I assume you are going to work on this in your own repo?

Please also coordinate with Mark's work on function dispatching for
fused types.

- Robert

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