[Python-Dev] a serious threat to 2.3's speed?

Delaney, Timothy C (Timothy) tdelaney at avaya.com
Wed Dec 10 18:46:04 EST 2003

> From: Alex Martelli
> http://primates.ximian.com/~miguel/archive/2003/Dec-09.html
> Hugunin's new Ironpython (Python on .NET) project is 70% faster
> than CPython-2.3 on the standard pystone benchmark.  That's all
> I know about it, but it may need checking out (dunno if parrot can
> take some tricks from this Ironpython thing, but, who knows... we'd
> better preemptively see if there's anything we can take for CPython!).

>From the microbenchmarks, it looks like function calls are the big bottlenecks.

Another option for a masters thesis Brett - speeding up function calls :)

Tim Delaney

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