These are chat archives for dropbox/pyston

25th
Feb 2016
Nathan Goldbaum
@ngoldbaum
Feb 25 2016 19:50
hey - just curious if you all have thoughts on http://morepypy.blogspot.com/2016/02/c-api-support-update.html ?
can pypy ever really be competitive with pyston if your application makes heavy use of the C API?
Marius Wachtler
@undingen
Feb 25 2016 20:54
My opinion would be that this sounds like it will always cause overhead and and I think that translating between the different representations will be quite slow but I guess we will find out in the near future if this overhead is significant or not and it's hard to tell without measuring the perf. I'm also not sure how this handles cyclic references to the reference counted wrapper.
But it's exciting that the are working on better capi support and got lxml working using this approach and are working on numpy :-)