Monday, July 26, 2010
PyPy GSoC: Nearing the merge to trunk
After some discussion with the core PyPy developers, it's been decided that the 64-bit backend will be merged as soon as possible, with only Boehm GC support. After the merge, I will continue work on asmgcc-64 to provide further speed improvements.
The x86-64-jit-backend branch is keep fairly close to trunk, so I thought the merge would be fairly trivial. Unfortunately, I spent the morning tracking down what turned out to be simple bug in the tests themselves, and the afternoon investigating a regression involving the 32-bit hybrid GC support, which I am still working on. However, I am confident that I will be able fix the regression and complete the merge this week. (knocks on wood)