[pypy-dev] Does PyPy supports Java ME?

Jan Wedel Jan.Wedel at ettex.de
Tue Oct 6 15:15:41 CEST 2009


I was currently working on a port of PyMite (8-Bit MCU port of CPython) 
to Java ME. I already got the interpreter working so that basic Python 
scripts could run as code images on a mobile java IMP device. Actually 
we need Python interpreters on different embedded platforms supporting 
either C or Java ME (IMP). I discovered a lot of problems including the 
missing class implementation of PyMite.

Then, by recommendation, I found PyPy. It looks as if it is exactly what 
I was looking for and I read that it is specifically designed to support 
embedded platforms. But I want to clarify a few things:

1.) Does PyPy generate both C and Java Bytecode for the Interpreter out 
of the box or with low effort?
2.) Is the java code compatible with Java ME or is it possible to modify 
the PyPy-code/Interpreter-code so that Java ME is supported? 
3.) What standard libraries are supported? I coulnd't find a list. 
Especially the communication (such as socket) functionality is 
4.) Do you think PyPy is stable enough for commercial use? The MIT 
license allows commercial use as far as I read.

Thank you very much!

Regards, Jan

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