Talk: PyPy in Production

Development in Free Software Communities
Sunday 13th of November, 2011

by Laura Creighton

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 such as numpy integration, SWIG and/or Cython compatibility and our adventures with crowdfunding, as well as 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.

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[1] Eurostars Eureka is our funding source since 2009. It is a cross-European funding collaboration that targets small firms which produce research.

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