Python on an embedded platform

Grant Edwards grante at
Thu Jan 19 16:22:19 EST 2006

On 2006-01-19, Kay Schluehr <kay.schluehr at> wrote:

>> Does anybody have advice? I am looking for any tricks, features I can
>> disable, etc so I can get the python core to be a small as possible (<100k
>> would be good).
> Have you thought about using a JVM as the Python runtime? AFAIK the
> PyPy team already uses a restricted subset of Python ( called RPython )
> to translate type annotated RPython flowgraphs to several backends
> including Java. Therefore it seems not necessary to write a new Jython
> compiler or CPython runtime. JVMs are all around also for ARM
> processors.

With footprints in the 100K range?

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