[Python-Dev] Why is Bytecode the way it is?

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake at acm.org
Fri Jul 9 07:07:19 CEST 2004

On Thursday 08 July 2004 09:17 pm, Greg Ewing wrote:
 > But it would only be worth doing if the cost of these data
 > movements is a substantial fraction of the whole execution
 > time. Does anyone have any timings to suggest that they
 > are?

I'd expect the cost of the data movement to be swamped by overhead of running 
through the decode/execute.  The question is whether increasing the decoding 
cost a bit is cheaper than the additional trips through the loop.


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at acm.org>

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