Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Google Summer of Code: PyPy 64-bit JIT
My Google Summer of Code proposal was accepted! This means that starting May 17th, I'll be working on the PyPy JIT. Per Python Software Foundation requirements, I'll be using this blog to post (at least) weekly updates on my status.
The first milestone that I'll be working on is to take the existing "remove-ri386-multimethod-2" branch and use it as a basis for instruction encoding and then modify the existing 32-bit backend to use the new instruction encoding scheme. Once that's in place, we should be in good shape move on to the other 64-bit specific areas. (register allocation, guard failure handling, calling conventions, etc.)
Monday, April 05, 2010
How to disable Autocorrect in OpenOffice Writer 3.1
Click on the "Format" menu, go the "AutoCorrect" flyout, and uncheck the "While Typing" option.
That's it. It took me an embarrassingly long time to find something so simple, so hopefully someone else can avoid the same fate.