Python on JavaScript VM's (such as V8)?

bearophileHUGS at bearophileHUGS at
Thu Sep 4 00:02:09 CEST 2008

Berco Beute:
> I wonder what it would take to implement Python in JavaScript so it
> can run on those fancy new JavaScript VM's such as Chrome's V8 or
> Firefox' tracemonkey. Much the same as Python implementations in C#
> (IronPython) and Java (Jython). It would certainly bring back the fun
> in web application development. Is there anything done in that
> direction?

The mythical beast pypy is supposed able to translate Python to
Javascript too, I think. From some of my benchmarks Chrome's V8 is a
little slower than Psyco... so the matter is how much efficiently can
be Python translated in JS.


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