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PyPy 2.1 Ships With Python ARM JIT Support

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Published on 01 August 2013 09:15 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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PyPy, a fast yet compliant implementation of Python, has ARM Just-In-Time compiler support with today's version 2.1 release.

PyPy 2.1 targets a Python 2.7.3 implementation and is their first official release to support their Python just-in-time compiler for the ARMv6/ARMv7 architecture. This PyPy ARM work was done with support from the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The ARM support includes ARMv6 and ARMv7 with VFPv3 and they suport both armhf/gnueabihf and armel/gnueabi builds.

Besides PyPy 2.1 having JIT support for ARM, there's also stacklet support for ARM, improved logging performance for all architectures, faster set of objects, interpreter improvements, numpy bug-fixes, and various other fixes.

More details on PyPy 2.1 are available from the project's blog announcement.

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