[python-committers] CFFI is slow (was: Re: Redoing the C API?)

Stefan Krah stefan at bytereef.org
Sat Mar 5 04:12:16 EST 2016

Stefan Krah <stefan <at> bytereef.org> writes:
> We're talking about a slowdown of at least an order of magnitude here:
>   https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2013-December/130772.html
> I think people who don't need the C-API can use PyPy.

Or, of course, use CPython with Numba, which handles an ever increasing
amount of traditional bottlenecks:  For example, it is possible to write a
"native speed" transpose function for NumPy arrays in plain Python.

Stefan Krah

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