[Python-Dev] Re: proto-pep: How to change Python's bytecode

Brett C. bac at ocf.berkeley.edu
Sat Dec 25 20:36:17 CET 2004

Terry Reedy wrote:
> "Brett C." <bac at ocf.berkeley.edu> wrote in message 
> news:41CC7F67.9070009 at ocf.berkeley.edu...
> At to the title, bytecodes are a property of the CPython implementation, 
> not of Python itself.  Since I think the distinction is quite important to 
> maintain, I would insert the missing 'C' and everywhere else as 
> appropriate.

Then the same could be said for PEP 306.  But I don't mind changing the title.

>>After implementing over 10 new opcodes for my thesis I figured I should 
>>write down the basic steps in an info PEP so that there is enough 
>>guidelines with this PEP and PEP 306 to cover the bases on changes to the 
>>language itself.
> Over the last several years, various people have reported experimenting 
> with CPython's bytecodes.  I wonder if it would be helpful to have a 
> respository of the results, in one place, for new experimenters and curious 
> people to peruse.

Wouldn't hurt.  Adding that section would not be bad, but I don't have the 
inclination to hunt them down.  What do others think about having this section?


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