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Author fil
Recipients alex, fil, francismb, mark.dickinson, meador.inge, pitrou, skrah, tim.peters
Date 2013-12-09.00:39:25
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No, the SIMD vector should be treated as a int128 (for eg.), not as 4 python ints. It is the unpacking process that unpacks into 4 python ints. The two shouldn't be confused - you definitely want to be able to treat the vector in both states (packed and unpacked).

I'm not saying that Python should necessarily make use of SIMD instructions (don't think performance is critical there in py), but that it should at least be access to a raw 128/256/512 bit integer within a C structure. Part of this is interacting with SIMD'able structures - at least in my use cases :)
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