[Python-Dev] A new JIT compiler for a faster CPython?
steve at pearwood.info
Wed Jul 18 01:34:15 CEST 2012
Victor Stinner wrote:
> == Other Python VM and compilers ==
As far as I know, these are all still active, although possibly experimental:
Pynie (Python for the Parrot VM)
WPython (16-bit word-codes instead of byte-codes)
HotPy (high-performance optimizing VM for Python)
HoPe (Python in Haskell)
Berp (another Python in Haskell)
WPython in particular seems to be very promising, and quite fast. I don't
understand why it doesn't get more attention (although I admit I can't
criticise, since I haven't installed or used it myself).
In the Java world, there are byte-code optimizers such as Soot, BLOAT and
ProGuard which apparently can speed up Java significantly. As far as I can
tell, in the Python world byte-code optimization is a severely neglected area.
For good reason? No idea.
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