This is to inform you about the new stable release of Nuitka. Please see the page "What is Nuitka?" for clarification of what it is now and what it wants to be.
This is to inform you about the new stable release of Nuitka. This time it
contains mostly organisational improvements, some bug fixes, improved
compatibility and cleanups.
It is again the result of working towards compilation of a real program
(Mercurial). This time, I have added support for proper handling of compiled
types by the inspect module.
Fix for "Missing checks in parameter parsing with star list, star dict and
positional arguments". There was whole in the checks for argument counts, now
the correct error is given. Fixed in 0.3.13a already.
The simple slice operations with 2 values, not extended with 3 values, were
not applying the correct order for evaluation. Fixed in 0.3.13a already.
The simple slice operations couldn't handle None as the value for lower or
upper index. Fixed in 0.3.11a already.
The in-place simple slice operations evaluated the slice index expressions
twice, which could cause problems if they had side effects. Fixed in 0.3.11a
Run time patching the inspect module so it accepts compiled functions,
compiled methods, and compiled generator objects. The test_inspect test of
CPython is nearly working unchanged with this.
The generator functions didn't have CO_GENERATOR set in their code object,
setting it made compatible with CPython in this regard too. The inspect module
will therefore return correct value for inspect.isgeneratorfunction() too.
Slice indexes that are None are now constant propagated as well.
Slightly more efficient code generation for dual star arg functions, removing
Moved the Scons, static C++ files, and assembler files to new package
nuitka.build where also now SconsInterface module lives.
Moved the Qt dialog files to nuitka.gui
Moved the "unfreezer" code to its own static C++ file.
Some PyLint cleanups.
New test Recursion to cover recursive functions.
New test Inspection to cover the patching of inspect module.
Cover execfile on the class level as well in ExecEval test.
Cover evaluation order of simple slices in OrderCheck too.
Please register and report issues you encounter with Nuitka. I have put all
the known issues there and started to use it recently. It's Roundup based like
http://bugs.python.org is, so people will find it familiar.
The setup.py is now apparently functional. The source releases for
download are made it with, and it appears the binary distributions work
too. We may now build a windows installer. It's currently in testing, we will
make it available when finished.
The new source organisation makes packaging Nuitka really easy now. From here,
we can likely provide "binary" package of Nuitka soon. A windows installer will
The patching of inspect works wonders for compatibility for those programs
that insist on checking types, instead of doing duck typing. The function call
problem, was an issue found by the Mercurial test suite.
For the "hg.exe" to pass all of its test suite, more work may be needed, this is
the overall goal I am currently striving for. Once real world programs like
Mercurial work, we can use these as more meaningful benchmarks and resume work