[Python-Dev] Making None a keyword

Gustavo Niemeyer niemeyer@conectiva.com
Fri, 26 Apr 2002 11:29:52 -0300

> I assume LOAD_NONE will eliminate the need for LOAD_CONST 0 (None).
> Instead of this:
> It's probably a wee bit faster and it makes the bytecode smaller,
> because you don't need None in co_consts and you don't need an
> argument to the bytecode.
> Based on my cycle counter measurements before the conference, I
> suspect the performance impact is, well, negligible.

Now I missed the point here.. :-)

You told a new opcode was needed to make it faster, but at the same
time you said the performance impact is negligible.

Could you please clarify?

Gustavo Niemeyer

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