[Python-Dev] Let's change to C API!
solipsis at pitrou.net
Mon Jul 30 05:01:20 EDT 2018
On Sun, 29 Jul 2018 21:47:51 +0200
Victor Stinner <vstinner at redhat.com> wrote:
> I just sent an email to the capi-sig mailing list. Since this mailing
> list was idle for months, I copy my email here to get a wider
> audience. But if possible, I would prefer that you join me on capi-sig
> to reply ;-)
> Last year, I gave a talk at the Language Summit (during Pycon) to
> explain that CPython should become 2x faster to remain competitive.
> IMHO all attempts to optimize Python (CPython forks) have failed
> because they have been blocked by the C API which implies strict
Well, that's your opinion, but did you prove it? Which CPython forks
did you examine that failed because of the C API?
The one area I know of where the C API is a strong barrier to
improvement is removing the GIL, and I'd rather let Larry speak about
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