One Python 2.1 idea

Aahz Maruch aahz at
Tue Dec 26 18:47:36 EST 2000

In article <slrn94ie9k.anf.neelk at>,
Neelakantan Krishnaswami <neelk at> wrote:
>I'm not sure this would help very much. Tim posted a link to an
>attempt to add method caches, and reported inconclusive results.  As
>of late last week, I'm not surprised; the Python interpreterseems to
>be spending most of its time in bytecode instruction dispatch. Logic
>suggests that that's where performance enhancements would have the
>most impact.
>Fortunately, I don't have to put my money where my mouth is, since
>someone has already done it for me. :) Vladimir Marangozov has
>modified the Python interpreter (as of 1.5) to use the GNU computed
>labels extension and implemented direct threading.

Would making this standard require a Python installation to use a GNU
compiler?  Or is this just a library that can be linked in?
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