[Python-Dev] Wordcode: new regular bytecode using 16-bit units

Serhiy Storchaka storchaka at gmail.com
Sat Apr 23 11:59:23 EDT 2016

On 13.04.16 19:33, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> Nice work. I think that for CPython, speed is much more important than
> memory use for the code. Disk space is practically free for anything
> smaller than a video. :-)

I collected statistics for use opcodes with different arguments during 
running CPython tests. Estimated size with using wordcode is 1.33 times 
less than with using current bytecode.

[1] http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.python.ideas/38293

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