Archives February 2011

First tempting micro-successes with PyPy

I spent much of Tuesday working on getting PyPy running SimpleParse.  I have to be honest, I was kinda hoping I'd install PyPy and "pow" I'd have a 20x faster parser engine.  It didn't quite work out that way, it was actually 2x slower, with no real explanation of why.  My poor ...

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Forgot how big SimpleParse is...


At this point I have almost all of SimpleParse converted to pure-python operation. It is still using the Python call-stack for its state storage, just for convenience in coding. That makes it approximately equivalent to the version using "stock" mxTextTools wrt blowing up on recursive grammars (the TextTools fork SimpleParse bundles doesn't blow up ...

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A small enough task to explore PyPy without getting lost


Those who have spoken with me on the topic will recall that I'm rather enthused about PyPy's potential. But every time I've sat down to play with it I've run into a bit of a "small steps" issue... i.e. what small project do I have where I don't need ...

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