psyco in the standard distribution

Jp Calderone exarkun at intarweb.us
Mon Mar 24 02:58:14 CET 2003


On Sun, Mar 23, 2003 at 11:17:18PM +0000, Ian McMeans wrote:
> Maybe this has been brought up before, but should pysco be added to the
> standard library once it's mature enough?

  Once it supports more than one platform, maybe.

> 
> I'm sure that before it could be included as part of the standard bytecode
> compiler, people would have to fix it's few flaws (
> http://psyco.sourceforge.net/psycoguide/bugs.html#bugs ). If the flaws
> aren't easily fixable, psyco could probably just detect cases where they
> would occur and use the regular bytecode compiler. (like how the things at
> http://psyco.sourceforge.net/psycoguide/unsupported.html are avoided)
> 
> and I'm sure the speedups would help python's reputation.

  Hmm, I'm not sure about this.  People who say Python is slow are generally
speaking out of ignorance.  Adding Psyco to the standard library won't
educate them, it'll just be one more point for them to be unaware of.

  Jp

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