[pypy-dev] PyPy support for Python 3 -- request for comments

Antonio Cuni anto.cuni at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 16:02:40 CEST 2011

Hello Yaacov,

On 14/09/11 05:17, Yaacov Finkelman wrote:
> Thank you all for your work on Pypy! I have learned so much reading about the
> work that has been done on the project, and have enjoyed lurking on this list.
> According to my newbieish understanding of it, Pypy is a large RPython program
> running in Python 2 that runs an interpreter for Python 2. This project would
> allow the RPython program running in Python 2 to run an interpreter for 3. Do
> I have this right?

yes, you are right

 > If so what are the prospects for porting Pypy it self to
 > run on 3?

there is no plan at the moment.  For sure, we want to be able to translate 
pypy on top of pypy, so having a working py3 interpreter is a prerequisite.

> I think if I were a large company interested in fronting this kind of money I
> would want detailed information on how the money would be spent. How is it
> that the Pypy team having access to this money will lead to an implementation
> of Python 3?

The plan is to hire one (or more) of the core developers, so that they will be 
able to work full time on this.  We will setup a separate page to answer these 
questions, including what happens if we don't raise enough money, etc.


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