[Python-Dev] A new JIT compiler for a faster CPython?

Larry Hastings larry at hastings.org
Wed Jul 18 01:55:23 CEST 2012

On 07/17/2012 04:34 PM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> 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)
> [...]
> 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).

Cesar (sp?) was at Mark's talk on HotPy at EuroPython.  We asked him if 
WPython was still active, and he said, nope, no community interest.

IIRC Pynie is basically dead too.

I don't know about the others,

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