[Types-sig] Low-hanging fruit: recognizing builtins

Tim Peters tim_one@email.msn.com
Fri, 17 Dec 1999 19:46:35 -0500

[M.-A. Lemburg]
> ...
> BTW, just to make buying one of those new microwave
> ovens more attractive: what is the pystone rating for
> the new Athlon and Pentium III chips ?

No idea.  AMD and Intel both put in new instructions to speed speech
recognition, so that's a clear direction for Python's implementation to
follow <wink>.  AMD's solution to lousy cache performance was to add
prefetch instructions, allowing the assembly-language programmer to tell the
memory system which addresses they *expect* to be reading from "pretty
soon".  Helps some SR inner loops a lot.  That's data, though, not
instruction space.  eval_code2's problem is that it contains more code than
the English language has words <wink>.

chances-are-it-scales-with-the-clock-rate-ly y'rs  - tim