[pypy-dev] How's the JIT coming along?
Carl Friedrich Bolz
cfbolz at gmx.de
Wed Aug 22 16:03:48 CEST 2007
2007/8/22, Gary Robinson <grobinson at goombah.com>:
> > If i might ask - what are the use cases you are thinking about when
> > talking about the JIT
> > (and/or the JIT generator?).
> Numerical computing. I have a lot of floating point arithmetic. I was also going to mention the
> function calling overhead that I see was already discussed (yesterday) in this thread!
We are quite far from supporting floats, I fear. Our i386 assembly
backend doesn't have support for floats so far. That doesn't mean that
you cannot JIT functions that do float operations, it just means that
you won't get any great speedups.
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