by Antonio Cuni and Armin Rigo
The PyPy project has recently gathered a lot of attention for its
progress in speeding up the Python language -- it is the fastest
Python interpreter, and the most compatible and most stable
'alternative´ one. No longer merely a research project, PyPy
is now suitable for production use. We are working on improvements
on calling into C libraries and generally integrating with
the existing Python extensions ecosystem.
We will give an overview on how the tracing Just-in-Time compiler
works in PyPy. From there, we will then focus on what the PyPy
project has achieved, particularly in the past two years:
We want to reserve time for discussing potential future work like SWIG
and/or Cython compatibility and other areas brought up by the audience.
There are many interesting details that can be explored further;
we will focus on the points the audience is most interested in.
For more info:
 Eurostars Eureka is our funding source since 2009. It is a
cross-European funding collaboration that targets small firms
which produce research.
20th–26th June 2011