[pypy-dev] Next step: gen???.py

Armin Rigo arigo at tunes.org
Thu Mar 31 15:26:17 CEST 2005

Hi Holger,

On Thu, Mar 31, 2005 at 02:00:28PM +0200, holger krekel wrote:
> Actually i woke up this morning with exactly this idea in mind :-) 


> I was wondering if it makes sense for such conversions to be determined 
> at the flowgraph-level and conversion operations to be inserted accordingly?

Yes, that's what typer.py does already.  Example:

from pypy.translator.translator import Translator
from pypy.translator.typer import specialize
from pypy.translator.test.snippet import my_gcd as fn

t = Translator(fn)
a = t.annotate([int, int])

This example shows both the is_true() -> int_is_true() transformation, and the
mod() operation which isn't recognized yet by specialize() and thus gets
explicit conversion operations inserted before and after.

It is indeed back-end specific which operations can be specialized and how,
but it is done at the graph level.

A bientot,


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