[pypy-dev] gsoc for pypy...

Maciej Fijalkowski fijall at gmail.com
Tue Mar 2 20:01:23 CET 2010

On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 11:56 AM, Benoit Boissinot
<bboissin+pypy at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 7:38 PM, Maciej Fijalkowski <fijall at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey.
>>> Anyway... those are some of the areas I can think of from past discussions.
>>> I'm sure pypy project members have a better idea of what would be good for
>>> gsoc students to work on?
>> How about investigating (again) llvm jit backend?
> Is there a summary of what the problems were? I guess the lack of
> maturity of the JIT engine was one (as experienced by
> unladed-swallow).
> cheers,
> Benoit

Not written. Bugs and immaturity, yes. The precise issue we run into
was tail calls not working, but this one is supposed to be fixed by
now. Having US team on LLVM JIT team is certainly a big advantage.

I suppose next step is to try to push it and see what's next.


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