Thoughts on PEP284

Tim Hochberg tim.hochberg at ieee.org
Tue Sep 23 17:44:13 CEST 2003


M-a-S wrote:
>>>Some more looping thoughts - this time on integer for loops...
> 
> 
> I guess this should be a matter of optimization. Why don't the Python
> compiler recognize 'for <var> in [x]range(<from>,<till>):'? It should be
> pretty easy. Microsoft does marvels optimizing loops in C. Why an open
> source project like Python can't do it?

FWIW, Psyco recognizes this structure and removes the overhead 
associated with it.

-tim





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