[Python-Dev] Re: acceptability of asm in python code?
Sat, 08 Mar 2003 21:33:06 -0800
In article <000501c2e5f8$c384b6e0$6401a8c0@damien>,
"damien morton" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > If you had said "a huge speedup, on all programs", on the
> > weak end of maybe. "Small speedup" isn't worth the obscurity.
> > Note that Python contains no assembler now.
> Its arguable which is more obscure, the x86 assembly instruction "jo"
> (jump if overflow), or the xor trickery in C. <wink>
> I take your point, though, about there being no assembly in python now.
The place to put this sort of low-level instruction optimization is in
the peepholer of your C compiler.
David Eppstein http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/
Univ. of California, Irvine, School of Information & Computer Science