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Author pitrou
Recipients alex, fil, mark.dickinson, pitrou, tim.peters
Date 2013-12-07.01:37:29
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> any form of integer SIMD operation (vectors)

Wouldn't these be appropriately represented by a tuple of integers (or floats)? For example, a SIMD vector of four 32-bit integers could be represented as four Python ints. Or would that be "terrible for performance"?

Note that the struct module may include support for int128_t, but it certainly won't have native support for every SIMD vector format under the sun (if they have different alignment requirements).

> hosting and maintaining hash values which are routinely 128-bit and greater

That sounds like a job for a bytes object (as returned by e.g. hashlib.sha1(...).digest()).
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