[pypy-dev] Contributing to pypy [especially numpy]

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at behnel.de
Sun Oct 16 14:29:33 CEST 2011

Samuel Vaiter, 14.10.2011 17:59:
> The main
> reason why Numpy is my main interest is that as Ph.D student in
> Applied Mathematics, I really hope one day we will be able to perform
> numerical computation without using heavy binding in C/Fortran or
> intermediate solution like Cython.

I guess you didn't mean it that way, but "intermediate solution" makes it 
sound like you expect any of these to go away one day. They sure won't. 
Manually optimised C and Fortran code will always beat JIT compilers, 
especially in numerics. It's a game they can't win - whenever JIT compilers 
get too close to hand optimised code, someone will come along and write 
better code.


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