[Python-ideas] Register based interpreter

Venkatraman S venkat83 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 23 11:44:50 CET 2009

On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 1:18 AM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:

> >
> > Antonio Cuni made some experiments on PyPy about this, If you ask at
> > the pypy-dev mailing list or on irc (#pypy on freenode.net) he or
> > others can explain what happened.

Looks like there was no attempt on that front.

> The biggest complication I can think of with a register-based VM is that
> you
> have to decref objects as soon as they aren't used anymore, which means you
> have
> to track the actual lifetime of registers (while it's done automatically
> with a
> stack-based design).

I hope to take this as 'fun' project and try it out. Not sure how far i will

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