a basic bytecode to machine code compiler

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at behnel.de
Fri Apr 1 17:45:39 CEST 2011

Steven D'Aprano, 01.04.2011 14:57:
> I suggest you check out the competitors:
> Shedskin is a Python to C++ compiler;
> Psyco is a JIT specialising compiler;
> Nuitka claims to be a C++ implementation that compiles to machine code;
> Berp claims to be a Haskell implementation that does the same;
> Compyler claims to be a native x86 assembly compiler;
> UnPython claims to be an experimental Python to C compiler.
> Of the six, as far as I know only Shedskin and Psyco are widely used.

Erm, yes, right. If you want to exclude Cython, which arguably is the only 
static Python compiler that actually has a large user base, then those may 
really be the only two that are widely used. Except that Psyco is certainly 
being used a lot more often than Shedskin, mainly because it actually 
allows you to execute Python code.


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