[Python-Dev] Python memory model (low level)
nmm1 at cus.cam.ac.uk
Fri Jun 30 21:13:07 CEST 2006
Aahz <aahz at pythoncraft.com> wrote:
> Without answering your specific questions, keep in mind that Python and
> Python-C code are very different things. The current Decimal
> implementation was designed to be *readable* and efficient *Python* code.
> For a look at what the Python-C implementation of Decimal might look
> closer to, take a look at the Python long implementation.
Er, perhaps I should have said explicitly that I was looking at the
Decimal-in-C code and not the Python. Most of my questions don't
make any sense at the Python level.
But you have a good point. The long code will be both simpler and
have had a LOT more work done on it - but it will address only the
object of variable size issue, as it doesn't need class-level data
in the same way as Decimal and I do.
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