Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Leysin Winter Sprint: reported

Update: the sprint has been reported to some later date.

The next PyPy sprint will probably still be in Leysin, Switzerland, for the seventh time.


Anonymous said...

It would be nice if there are prebuilt binaries in the next release.
Certainly if it's faster there are a lot of graphics based projects where this would be interesting (pygame, pygelt, cocos2d, shoebot etc).

Anonymous said...

Probably they would be still slower, because ctypes is very slow in PyPy afaik.
Someone mentioned in irc that the long time goal for ctypes is, that the jit doesn't use libffi at all but does direct assembler-to-c calls instead, if I remember correctly. - what should be superfast.
That would of course be absolutely awesome. :)
(and it's also the secret reason, why I only use pypy compatible modules for my pyglet game ;)
Unfortunately I don't know if this is going to happen anytime "soon" / before the 1.2 release (at least I can't find it on extradoc/planning/jit.txt) but I know many people who would instantly drop cpython then. :P
Heck, if I only had more clue about, how difficult this is to implement...