ANN: Pyrex 0.4.3

Ram Bhamidipaty ramb at sonic.net
Tue Aug 27 22:05:44 CEST 2002


Skip Montanaro <skip at pobox.com> writes:

>     Bjorn> But surely in the context of Pyrex you could make assignment to
>     Bjorn> builtins illegal? (after all Pyrex isn't Python, it just looks
>     Bjorn> like it <wink>)
> 
> You'll have to ask Greg.  Even though Pyrex != Python, there is still a
> price to be paid for what might seem like useful incompatibilities between
> the two.
> 


Why not just check if the range() object is the one that would have
been returned by the builtin function? If the object is the normal
one then you know you can generate C code - and if its not the normal
one then you can stick to the curreny python behaviour... you get the
speed you want without introducing a new syntax.

-Ram



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