These are chat archives for dropbox/pyston

17th
May 2016
Kevin Modzelewski
@kmod
May 17 2016 04:29
Oh interesting
Intel seems to be investing into Python a lot
It looks like that thing you linked might just be them building some of their high performance numerical libraries into a C extension
which I think isn't a direct competitor to us, and maybe it will even work with Pyston :)
Kevin Modzelewski
@kmod
May 17 2016 04:36
but anyway we definitely are working in a crowded environment :) and even if they aren't direct competitors right now I think we should be taking other projects seriously
Nathan Goldbaum
@ngoldbaum
May 17 2016 21:26
yes, you would be able to use that once numpy is fully working
they're just using the intel MKL library for numpy
Kevin Modzelewski
@kmod
May 17 2016 22:05
man I hate doing performance work and realizing that some significant-looking perf result was only because the build was horribly broken :(
Marius Wachtler
@undingen
May 17 2016 22:07
:-(
#1176? because it perf numbers look incredible good...
Kevin Modzelewski
@kmod
May 17 2016 22:08
oh, no a different one
and thankfully it was the other way -- it looked like a bad regression, but I think it was because I missed something and was leaking memory
I couldn't figure out how removing refcount operations would make things slower
Marius Wachtler
@undingen
May 17 2016 22:08
ok cool because this perf improvement is very nice :-)