[Python-Dev] Python Specializing Compiler

Armin Rigo arigo@ulb.ac.be
Sat, 23 Jun 2001 10:13:04 +0200 (MET DST)

Hello Jeff,

On Fri, 22 Jun 2001, Jeff Epler wrote:
> What are you using to generate code?

I am generating pseudo-code, which is interpreted by a C module. (With
real assembler code, it would of course be much faster, but it was just
simpler for the moment.)

>  How would you compare the
> sophistication of your type inference system to the one I've outlined
> above?

Yours is much more complete, but runs statically. Mine works at run-time.
As explained in detail in the readme file, my plan is not to make a
"compiler" in the usual sense. I actually have no type inferences; I just
collect at run time what types are used at what places, and generate (and
possibly modify) the generated code according to that information.

(More about it later.)

A bientot,