[pypy-dev] Question about byte-code hacking
steve at pearwood.info
Fri Sep 23 06:04:02 CEST 2011
Over on the python-ideas mailing list, there is a long thread about the
default argument hack in functions, used for micro-optimizations,
early-binding, and monkey-patching. Various alternatives are being
argued about. One proposal put forward involves bytecode manipulations
to change global lookups to local so that one could have a decorator
that "injects" a value into a copy of the function.
What's the PyPy position on bytecode hacking? Good, bad, evil, don't
mind either way?
For those who care, the thread starts here:
(beware, it's long).
Thanks in advance,
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