We are happy to announce the release of Cython 0.11.3 (http:// cython.org), which is the accumulation of numerous bugfixes and other work since the beginning of the summer. Some new features include a cython freeze utility that allows one to compile several modules into a single executable (Mark Lodato) and the ability to enable profiling Cython code with Python profilers using the new cython.profile directive. We also had two successful summer of code projects, but neither is quite ready to be merged in at this time. This will probably be the last minor release before Cython 0.12.
Thanks to Grant Baillie, Stefan Behnel, Robert Bradshaw, Lisandro Dalcin, Mark Lodato, Andrey Plotnikov, Dag Sverre Seljebotn, and Kurt Smith for contributing to this release.
What is Cython? =====================
Cython is a language that makes writing C extensions for the Python language as easy as Python itself. Cython is based on the well-known Pyrex, but supports more cutting edge functionality and optimizations.
The Cython language is very close to the Python language, but Cython additionally supports calling C functions and declaring C types on variables and class attributes. This allows the compiler to generate very efficient C code from Cython code.
This makes Cython the ideal language for wrapping for external C libraries, and for fast C modules that speed up the execution of Python code.
Where to get it? =====================