[pypy-dev] scheme parser.

Carl Friedrich Bolz cfbolz at gmx.de
Thu May 10 16:20:54 CEST 2007

Armin Rigo wrote:
> Yes, that's even more true for Scheme, where the AST is very simple.
> For now you should just interpret it, and we can see later if speed-ups
> can be achieved with bytecode.  Also, if you are directly using
> rlib.parsing, then you don't need any pickling: parse the source into an
> AST, and pass the AST objects directly to the interpreter.  (We can
> think later if it makes sense to add an equivalent of the .pyc files,
> but that's really questions for the very long term only.)

I kind of hope that the parser is fast enough to not have to cache the 
trees for "reasonably" sized programs. I haven't measured them, but the 
lexing and parsing algorithms have nice bounds. In addition, it's 
probably simple to have a generic pickle format for parse trees that 
could be re-used across all users of rlib/parsing. But for Scheme even 
that is probably too much work, since the data structures should be very 
easy to serialize.


Carl Friedrich

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