[Python-Dev] Optimizing variable access
Fri, 24 May 2002 21:25:26 -0400
[Ka-Ping Yee, on various vrbl-access speedup schemes]
> The last thing i remember from this discussion was spending a lot
> of time trying to understand everyone's implementation schemes and
> drawing little pictures (http://web.lfw.org/python/globals.html)
> to describe them.
> I never heard anything back about them,
Do you read Python-Dev? Lots of people commented appreciatively on them.
> and the discussion on this topic went suddenly silent after that. Was
> there a correlation (i hope not) or did everyone just get busy with
> other things?
The Python conference happened then, and that took everyone (including you)
away for a week. Perhaps during the conference people realized that
implementing one of these things would actually require work.
> I was hoping that the figures would help us compare and evaluate the
> various schemes.
I'm not sure the figures can measure runtime <wink>, but they certainly
helped people *understand* the proposals.