greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Mon Apr 4 03:47:31 EDT 2011
John Nagle wrote:
> A tagged machine might make Python faster. You could have
> unboxed ints and floats, yet still allow values of other types,
> with the hardware tagging helping with dispatch. But it probably
> wouldn't help all that much. It didn't in the LISP machines.
What might help more is having bytecodes that operate on
arrays of unboxed types -- numpy acceleration in hardware.
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