[Tutor] Where's Psyco now?

Chris Rebert clp2 at rebertia.com
Fri Jan 9 20:21:28 CET 2009

On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 10:41 AM, Vicent <vginer 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 is http://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.


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