[Python-Dev] Optimization targets

Mike Pall mikepy-0404 at mike.de
Thu Apr 15 11:56:20 EDT 2004


Christopher Petrilli wrote:
> Please do make sure that "better code on x86" doesn't equally worse 
> code on other platforms.  It may be the "majority" platform, but it is 
> not the only platform.

We are aware of that. In fact I gave up on trying to trick GCC into
producing good code by rearranging the C source. A single architecture
dependent #ifdef plus some inline assembly seems much cleaner. And it
can be removed quickly if it ever turns out to be a bad idea for newer x86


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