[pypy-dev] crosstwine linker

Maciej Fijalkowski fijall at gmail.com
Tue Jun 2 20:56:55 CEST 2009


As usual with such products, we don't know if they implemented 100%
python or 99%.
Can they run existing apps?

Basically, the whitepaper as it is, is not a scientific experiment
because one is
unable to reproduce results. I would simply ignore it until someone
has something
to show.

Cheers,
fijal

On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 12:46 PM, Antonio Cuni <anto.cuni at gmail.com> wrote:
> Laura Creighton wrote:
>> Anybody heard of this?
>> http://crosstwine.com/linker/index.html
>>
>> Damien Diederen is giving a talk about speeding up python at EuroSciPy,
>> and since this is his company, it should be about this.
>
> I skimmed over the website and read the whitepaper few weeks ago.  Honestly, I
> don't understand if and how they manage to speedup python.  In fact, they show
> results for only 4 benchmarks: one is a version of bpnn (which we also have,
> somewhere) modified to be "static enough" to be compiled by shedskin; the
> other three are really microbenchmarks.
>
> Since he doesn't show any other benchmark, I wonder if his product gives any
> speedup at all on real programs.
>
>
> In other words: I think we should also point out the few benchmarks where pypy
> is already faster and start making money on it :-)
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