ANN: PyMite release 07

dwhall dwhall256 at
Sun Mar 8 20:22:53 CET 2009


:Author: Dean Hall
:Copyright: Copyright 2002 Dean Hall.  All rights reserved.
            PyMite is offered through one of two licenses: commercial
or open-source.
            See the LICENSE file at the root of the package for
licensing details.
:Release: 07

I would like to announce the seventh release of PyMite.

PyMite is a flyweight Python interpreter written from scratch to
on 8-bit and larger microcontrollers with resources as limited as 64
KB of
program memory (flash) and 4 KB of RAM.  PyMite supports a subset
of the Python 2.5 syntax and can execute a subset of the Python 2.5
bytecodes.  PyMite can also be compiled, tested and executed on a

Here are the important new features in this release:

    - Interactive PyMite (ipm) works on AVR over serial port
    - Added support for the keyword lambda
    - Added support for list comprehensions
    - Fixed sys.runInThread()
    - Implemented builtin function dir()
    - Added support for string and tuple replication
    - Added support for funcs with default args
    - Added support for the keyword del
    - Created configurable Float datatype
    - Added support for Boolean type and True/False constants
    - Created dict, list and string modules that operate on their
      respective built-in types
    - Added support to allow heap larger than 64 KB


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