[pypy-svn] r38827 - pypy/dist/pypy/doc

cfbolz at codespeak.net cfbolz at codespeak.net
Wed Feb 14 14:54:59 CET 2007


Author: cfbolz
Date: Wed Feb 14 14:54:58 2007
New Revision: 38827

Modified:
   pypy/dist/pypy/doc/faq.txt
Log:
faq item


Modified: pypy/dist/pypy/doc/faq.txt
==============================================================================
--- pypy/dist/pypy/doc/faq.txt	(original)
+++ pypy/dist/pypy/doc/faq.txt	Wed Feb 14 14:54:58 2007
@@ -20,15 +20,26 @@
 
 XXX
 
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-What is the status of the project?  Can it be used in practice yet?
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+-----------------------------------
+What is the status of the project? 
+-----------------------------------
+
+XXX status
+
+
+--------------------------------
+ Can it be used in practice yet?
+--------------------------------
 
-PyPy is a very broad project with varying level of a completion among
-parts. For example compiler toolchain is a relatively mature part,
-which is known of running several other projects (see: XXX).
+PyPy is a very broad project and its various parts have different levels of
+maturity and of general applicability. For example our compiler toolchain is a
+relatively mature part and can be used in practice already (see the faq about
+`prolog and javascript`_). The Python interpreter that we have written is still
+slightly `slower than CPython`_ and not yet a `drop in replacement`_.
+In any case, our pygame graph viewer is *extremely* useful already!
 
-XXX finish that one
+
+.. _`drop in replacement`:
 
 -----------------------------------------
 Is PyPy a drop in replacement of CPython?
@@ -116,6 +127,9 @@
 
 XXX
 
+
+.. _`slower than CPython`:
+
 -----------------
 How fast is PyPy?
 -----------------
@@ -127,10 +141,12 @@
 a factor of 2000. The first translated version was roughly 300 times slower
 than CPython. In later versions, we increased the speed. CPython was about
 10-20 times as fast as version 0.8.0, 4-7 times as fast as version 0.9 and
-2.4 - 5 times as fast as the current version (1.0).
+2.4 - 5 times as fast as the current version (0.99).
 Note that the speed heavily depends on the enabled options at compile time.
 
 
+.. _`prolog and javascript`:
+
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 What is this talk about a JavaScript and a Prolog interpreter in PyPy?
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