[Python-Dev] Looking for master thesis ideas involving Python

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Wed Oct 29 13:33:41 EST 2003

"Phillip J. Eby" <pje at telecommunity.com> writes:

> * Direct use of positional arguments on the stack as the "locals" of
>   the next function called, without creating (and then unpacking) an
>   argument tuple, in the case where there are no */** arguments
>   provided by the caller.

Already done, unless I misunderstand your idea.  Well, the arguments
might still get copied into the new frame's locals area but I'm pretty
sure no tuple is involved.


  That being done, all you have to do next is call free() slightly
  less often than malloc(). You may want to examine the Solaris
  system libraries for a particularly ambitious implementation of
  this technique.          -- Eric O'Dell, comp.lang.dylan (& x-posts)

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