[Python-Dev] PEP 203 Augmented Assignment

Greg Ewing greg@cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Mon, 31 Jul 2000 12:05:00 +1200 (NZST)

> Yes, and we won't be able to conclude anything. This is micro-optimization
> which doesn't give meaningful results.

That's why I said "if what you say is true", i.e. if the
claimed slowdown from the extra argument decoding step
actually exists. 

There are two possibilities:

(1) It really does slow down the execution of all bytescodes.
In that case, move it into the handler code for the relevant
bytecodes, where it won't affect the speed of anything else.

(2) Otherwise, leave it where it is.

Either way, I don't see any justification to reject the idea of
having 2-arg opcodes because of speed, which is what the
original post seemed to be saying. Or maybe I misunderstood.

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