SIMD powered Python

Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch bj_666 at gmx.net
Sat Jun 23 09:26:30 CEST 2007


In <1182554657.444684.268050 at i13g2000prf.googlegroups.com>, Bytter wrote:

> Is there any I&D ongoing about using SIMD [1] instructions, like SSE
> [2], to speed up Python, especially regarding functional features,
> like list comprehension, map and reduce, etc.. ?

SIMD instruction sets know about "low level" data types, Python is about
objects.  `map()`, `reduce()`, list comprehension work on arbitrary
iterables so how do you expect SIMD instructions handle this?  Even simple
lists contain objects and those don't have to be of the same type.

Ciao,
	Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch



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