CPython is slow. We all know that, yet little is done to fix it.
I'd like to change that. I have a plan to speed up CPython by a factor of five over the next few years. But it needs funding.
I am aware that there have been several promised speed ups in the past that have failed. You might wonder why this is different.
Here are three reasons: 1. I already have working code for the first stage. 2. I'm not promising a silver bullet. I recognize that this is a substantial amount of work and needs funding. 3. I have extensive experience in VM implementation, not to mention a PhD in the subject.
My ideas for possible funding, as well as the actual plan of development, can be found here:
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this.