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From Chris Olivier <cjolivie...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: MXNet and Cython
Date Wed, 14 Feb 2018 20:17:47 GMT
*I don't see in pybind11 that it's claiming to be especially performant,
only that it's convenient in passing data back and forth.*

*Is it claimed somewhere that it is especially fast?*

On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 10:45 AM, Pedro Larroy <pedro.larroy.lists@gmail.com
> wrote:

> Why Cython and not just C++ with simple python bindings like
> https://github.com/pybind/pybind11 ? What's the motivation?
>
> Have we considered the trade offs between maintainability, speed and
> tooling? Also this Cython code is not going to be portable as it would
> be in C++, and has some learning curve and tooling / portability
> overhead.
>
> It could also complicate using MXNet from Brazil.
>
> Are there details somewhere of what is going to be converted to
> Cython? Are there any measurements or profiling that indicate that
> rewriting some parts in Cython is the best solution to some bottleneck
> or slow code?
>
> Pedro.
>
> On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 8:57 PM, Chris Olivier <cjolivier01@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I am starting to look into converting some of the python code to Cython.
> >
> > Any comments, suggestions, past experiences, are welcome.  Can reply to
> > this thread, or I have an editable document here:
> >
> > https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pvW5nYbf3pbiak95xZdqgLbrjQdvV
> rVGoYdiU3hNsqc/edit?usp=sharing
> >
> > So far, the JIRA items are part of this epic:
> >   https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MXNET-6
> >
> > -Chris
>

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