Where's Psyco now?

Roger rdcollum at gmail.com
Fri Jan 9 21:37:38 CET 2009


On Jan 9, 2:21 pm, "Chris Rebert" <c... at rebertia.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 10:41 AM, Vicent <vgi... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello. This is my first message to the list.
>
> > In this article written in 2002
>
> >http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/l-psyco.html
>
> > they talk about Psyco as a module that makes it possible to accelerate
> > Python.
>
> > Is it still a state-of-the-art module?
>
> > I found it here also:http://pypi.python.org/pypi/psyco/1.6
>
> > Do you think it's useful, or it depends...?
>
> Its present homepage ishttp://psyco.sourceforge.net/, and yes, it is
> still useful and fairly current.
> However, it should be used judiciously; only bother with it if you're
> having a performance problem and would otherwise be tempted to rewrite
> the algorithm in C. Don't casually use it as an all-purpose
> accelerator, as that's not what it was built for.
>
> Cheers,
> Chris
>
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If that's the case where's the point of diminishing returns on using
psyco?  Why would it not be useful in a general setting?



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