[Python-Dev] Re: Python Call Mechanism ([Python-checkins] CVS: python/dist/src/Python ceval.c,2.212,2.213)

Jeremy Hylton jeremy@alum.mit.edu
Mon, 30 Oct 2000 09:59:00 -0500 (EST)

>>>>> "MAL" == M -A Lemburg <mal@lemburg.com> writes:

  MAL> Jeremy Hylton wrote:
  >> Update of /cvsroot/python/python/dist/src/Python In directory
  >> slayer.i.sourceforge.net:/tmp/cvs-serv32349/Python
  >> Modified Files: ceval.c ...  N.B. The CALL_FUNCTION
  >> implementation is getting really hairy; should review it to see
  >> if it can be simplified.

  MAL> How about a complete redesign of the whole call mechanism ?!

  MAL> I have an old patch somewhere which reorganizes the Python
  MAL> calling mechanism into something more sane than what we have in
  MAL> ceval.c now.

  MAL> Should I try to find it for someone to use as basis for the
  MAL> reorg (don't have time for this myself) ?

I'd be interested in looking at it.