[Python-Dev] LOAD_SELF and SELF_ATTR opcodes

skip@pobox.com skip at pobox.com
Sat Oct 15 00:20:52 CEST 2005

    Phillip> Indeed, even pystone doesn't do much attribute access on the
    Phillip> first argument of most of its functions, especially not those
    Phillip> in inner loops.  Only Proc1() and the Record.copy() method do
    Phillip> anything that would be helped by SELF_ATTR.  But it seems to me
    Phillip> that this is very unusual for object-oriented code, and that
    Phillip> more common uses of Python should be helped a lot more by this.
    Phillip> Do we have any benchmarks that don't use 'foo = self.foo' type
    Phillip> shortcuts in their inner loops?

(Just thinking out loud...)

Maybe we should create an alternate "object-oriented" version of pystone as
a way to inject more attribute access into a convenient benchmark.  Even if
it's completely artificial and has no connection to other versions of the
Drhystone benchmark, it might be useful for testing improvements to
attribute access.


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