[Python-Dev] A wordcode-based Python

Collin Winter collinw at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 16:54:13 CET 2009

On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 4:20 AM, Mart Sõmermaa <mrts.pydev at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 8:54 AM, Cesare Di Mauro
> <cesare.dimauro at a-tono.com> wrote:
>>> Also, I checked out wpython at head to run Unladen Swallow's
>>> benchmarks against it, but it refuses to compile with either gcc 4.0.1
>>> or 4.3.1 on Linux (fails in Python/ast.c). I can send you the build
>>> failures off-list, if you're interested.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Collin Winter
>> I'm very interested, thanks. That's because I worked only on Windows
>> machines, so I definitely need to test and fix it to let it run on any other
>> platform.
>> Cesare
> Re-animating an old discussion -- Cesare, any news on the wpython front?
> I did a checkout from http://wpython.googlecode.com/svn/trunk and
> was able to ./configure and make successfully on my 64-bit Linux box
> as well as to run the Unladen benchmarks.
> Given svn co http://svn.python.org/projects/python/tags/r261 in py261
> and svn co http://wpython.googlecode.com/svn/trunk in wpy,
> $ python unladen-tests/perf.py -rm --benchmarks=-2to3,all py261/python
> wpy/python

Do note that the --track_memory option to perf.py imposes some
overhead that interferes with the performance figures. I'd recommend
running the benchmarks again without --track_memory. That extra
overhead is almost certainly what's causing some of the variability in
the results.

Collin Winter

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