[Python-Dev] Parrot -- should life imitate satire?

Guido van Rossum guido@zope.com
Wed, 01 Aug 2001 09:22:22 -0400

> But BINARY_ADD knows everything there is to know about Python ints, and
> that's an important speed optimization:

Which makes it a perfect example IMO: the abstract *semantics* of the
opcode are as neutral as can be, and the *implementation* can grease
the path for a common case.  A complete redesign can still do that.

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