These are chat archives for dropbox/pyston

19th
Jun 2016
Marius Wachtler
@undingen
Jun 19 2016 14:24
so I just tried linux subsystem for windows and it looks like my guess was correct: after disabling the runtime ics (which are only a small part of our ics) both the bjit and llvm jit work :-)
I did not try more than the raytrace benchmark but this one works and shows the expected perf
So I'm not sure how useful this is overall but it's quite cool that it works :+1: I guess if we use mmap to allcoate the runtime ics for the next release one should be able to run the stock version :-)
@ethanhs thanks for coming up with this idea!
Marius Wachtler
@undingen
Jun 19 2016 14:40
ok generators are broken. it looks like they don't support mmap MAP_GROWSDOWN
Ethan Smith
@ethanhs
Jun 19 2016 17:52
Well, glad that you got it going if not working entirely. :)
May not work entirely but between fixes here and those in WSL, maybe it will work some day!
If it gets to the point where one can run python code, do you have interest in supporting it?
Marius Wachtler
@undingen
Jun 19 2016 20:20
I think the problem is that we may stumble onto more issues which are out of our control. Which makes supporting it hard. But if there are only small problems which we can workaround with small changes I don't see a reason not to merge them (for example the runtime IC issue - I would like to change that because while it currently works on ubuntu - it's ugly). I don't think dropbox is currently interested in a windows version of pyston, so windows specific support will have to be done by outside contributors. We are welcoming in getting it to work on other systems. :+1: (as long as it does not need huge changes which slow down development for our main target x68_64 ubuntu :-D) it's just that we can't currently spend much time on it.
Ethan Smith
@ethanhs
Jun 19 2016 23:17
Okay :+1: That is reasonable