unladen swallow: python and llvm

Nick Craig-Wood nick at craig-wood.com
Thu Jun 11 23:29:36 CEST 2009


Stefan Behnel <stefan_ml at behnel.de> wrote:
>  Nick Craig-Wood wrote:
> > Luis M  González wrote:
> >>  I am very excited by this project (as well as by pypy) and I read all
> >>  their plan, which looks quite practical and impressive.
> >>  But I must confess that I can't understand why LLVM is so great for
> >>  python and why it will make a difference.
> > 
> > CPython uses a C compiler to compile the python code (written in C)
> > into native machine code.
> 
>  That would be Cython: compile Python code to (optimised) C code and then
>  run a C compiler over that to get native machine code.

Actually I meant "compile the python source code" - sorry if I wasn't
clear!

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