Shed Skin Python-to-C++ compiler 0.0.24, 0.0.25

Mark Dufour mark.dufour at
Sun Oct 21 10:55:17 CEST 2007

Hi all,

I've just released Shed Skin 0.0.25. Together with the (unannounced)
0.0.24 release, there have been some interesting changes. Most
importantly perhaps, Shed Skin now caches (most) 1-length strings,
which can improve performance dramatically for string-intensive
programs. I also performed a long-overdue rewrite of the virtual
function detection code, which should work much more reliably now, at
least for relatively simple cases :)

-1-length string caching

-improved detection of virtual functions
-further set optimizations
-fix for extension modules and certain default arguments
-exhaustive checking of C++ keywords
-fix for some combinations of arguments to min, max
-several minor bug fixes

As always, I could really use more help in pushing Shed Skin forward.
Let me know if you'd like to help out, but are not sure where to

The Shed Skin homepage:

"One of my most productive days was throwing away 1000 lines of code"
- Ken Thompson

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