Psyco on 64-bit machines

Robin Becker robin at
Mon Nov 16 14:28:36 CET 2009

Russ P. wrote:
> I just stumbled across "unladen swallow," a "faster implementation of
> Python." Is it ready for operational usage? How does it compare to
> Psyco? I poked around their website a bit, but I don't see answers to
> those questions. Thanks.

I've tried a few things with it. It mostly works, but it isn't actually faster 
at normal programs. I've been told their target is for long running processes 
where JIT and similar can speed up the inner loops etc etc. Certainly makes 
sense for google apps in python so perhaps that's the intended end use.
Robin Becker

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