[Python-Dev] Byte code arguments from two to one byte: did anyone try this?

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Mon Jan 31 11:31:53 CET 2011

Jurjen N.E. Bos wrote:
> I was impressed by the optimizations already in there, but I still dare 
> to suggest an optimization that from my estimates might shave off a few 
> cycles, speeding up Python about 5%.
> The idea is simple: change the byte code argument values from two bytes 
> to one.

Interesting. Have you seem Cesare Di Mauro's WPython project, which 
takes the opposite strategy?



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