Python CPU

Gregory Ewing greg.ewing at
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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