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  • Pyston 2.1 Released With Striving For High Performance Python

    Phoronix: Pyston 2.1 Released With Striving For High Performance Python

    Pyston started out as a fork of CPython and was very promising during its early days as a Dropbox project for delivering on high performance Python. Its performance was great but in 2017 Dropbox stopped supporting it. Then at the end of 2020, Pyston reappeared and Pyston 2.0 promoted ~20% faster performance than Python 3.8. Pyston 2.x was developed by many of the original developers from Dropbox now out working on their own firm...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...n-2.1-Released

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    Its performance was great but in 2017 Dropbox stopped supporting it.
    I guess they eventually realized that rewriting their code in a more suitable language was more practical than creating an entire custom runtime to try and force Python to behave
    https://dropbox.tech/infrastructure/...ur-sync-engine

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