[Python-ideas] CPython Bytecode Assembler

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Wed Apr 24 13:48:53 EDT 2019

Since bytecode is a CPython-specific implementaiton detail I don't know if
it makes sense to enshrine an assembler for it in the stdlib (if you were
to ask me today if I thought the dis module belonged in the stdlib I would
probably say "no", but I also know not everyone agrees with that view :) .

On Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 10:36 AM Batuhan Osman Taşkaya <
batuhanosmantaskaya at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> Currently it is hard to assemble cpython bytecode without help of 3rd
> party libraries (like: vstinner/bytecode). I'm proposing an assembler to
> standard library and an API to cpython's peephole optimizer. Also an
> interface like `ast.NodeVisitor` and `ast.NodeTransformer` for bytecode
> objects will may be handy.
> It would help if you are doing;
> - Runtime patching
> - Specific optimizations at bytecode level
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