Author alex
Recipients Arfrever, alex, brett.cannon, mark.dickinson, rhettinger, scoder, serhiy.storchaka
Date 2013-04-16.14:31:40
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Looking at the patch (haven't actually benchmarked it), I have two concerns with respect to performance:

a) The need for locking, this doesn't exist in the C or RPython versions because of the GIL. That locking is going to be distinctly un-free.
b) The need for manually masking overflowing arithmetic (yes I know, everything is a long, but just looking at it algorithmically, we really want the 2s complement).

I don't have an opinion about how to solve either of these, but without a solution I doubt performance will ever be competitive. I think it would be a mistake to assume these issues are specific to this patch, they strike me as generally applicable issues.
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