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Cython / Sage: how to use Static Typing (cdef)?

asked 2021-04-06 13:01:20 +0200

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updated 2021-04-06 13:07:57 +0200

I'm looking at Sage developer guide for Cython: https://doc.sagemath.org/html/en/deve...

But I cannot find information about how to use static typing, which is what enables Cython (not necessarily in the context of Sage) to reach C-like performance. Since objects in Sage often have complicated types (expressions, polynomials), how would type declarations (cdef in Cython) work?

P.S. Does Cython have some type inference capability (like the "auto" keyword in C++) so the user can avoid typing long type names?

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answered 2021-04-10 20:09:45 +0200

vdelecroix gravatar image

Cython has a nice documentation, check their project https://cython.org/

To answer your question

  • There is very few type inference in Cython
  • If your are manipulating Python data, Cython will not help much in getting faster code
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