[Python-Dev] A new JIT compiler for a faster CPython?

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Fri Jul 20 14:55:53 CEST 2012

On 17 Jul 2012, at 23:04, martin at v.loewis.de wrote:

>> [snip...]
>> I would like to use a JIT to generate specialized functions for a
>> combinaison of arguments types.
> I think history has moved past specializing JITs. Tracing JITs are the
> status quo; they provide specialization as a side effect.

Mozilla implemented a method-JIT (compile whole methods) on top of their tracing JIT because a tracing JIT only optimises part of your code (only in loops and only if executed more times than the threshold) and there are further performance improvements to be had. So tracing JITs are not the *whole* of the state of the art.


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> Martin
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