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optimize `isinstance(obj, bool)` to PyBool_Check #2690

jbrockmendel opened this Issue Oct 27, 2018 · 1 comment


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jbrockmendel commented Oct 27, 2018

I thought this was already done, but I get marginally less verbose code if I substitute in PyBool_Check myself:

+274:         if isinstance(val, bool):
    __pyx_t_6 = ((PyObject*)&PyBool_Type);
    __pyx_t_12 = PyObject_IsInstance(__pyx_v_val, __pyx_t_6); if (unlikely(__pyx_t_12 == ((int)-1))) __PYX_ERR(0, 274, __pyx_L1_error)
    __Pyx_DECREF(__pyx_t_6); __pyx_t_6 = 0;
    __pyx_t_13 = (__pyx_t_12 != 0);
    if (__pyx_t_13) {
/* … */
      goto __pyx_L7;
274:         if PyBool_Check(val):
    __pyx_t_12 = (PyBool_Check(__pyx_v_val) != 0);
    if (__pyx_t_12) {
/* … */
      goto __pyx_L7;

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scoder commented Oct 27, 2018

bool is currently excluded from the builtin types because it can conflict with the C++ bool data type (see The missing optimisation in (look for _isinstance) is a side-effect of this. We should make it a normal builtin type again.

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