[Python-Dev] about line numbers

Guido van Rossum guido@CNRI.Reston.VA.US
Thu, 19 Aug 1999 17:10:33 -0400

Earlier, you argued that this is "not an optimization," but rather
avoiding redundancy.  I should have responded right then that I
disagree, or at least I'm lukewarm about your patch.  Either you're
not using -O, and then you don't care much about this; or you care,
and then you should be using -O.

Rather than encrusting the code with more and more ad-hoc micro
optimizations, I'd prefer to have someone look into Tim's suggestion
of supporting more efficient breakpoints...

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)