PyPy 5.0 Brings Faster Performance, Lower Memory Use

Written by Michael Larabel in Programming on 10 March 2016 at 12:58 PM EST. 8 Comments
PyPy 5.0 has been released today as the alternative Python interpreter and JIT compiler focused on performance and efficiency.

PyPy 5.0 comes down to being faster and leaner, having an upgrade to its C API, profoiling with vmprof is now supported on more platforms, CFFI 1.5.2 for embedding PyPy into a C program, and various other highlights.

In terms of the extra performance benefits of PyPy 5.0, "the exact effects depend vastly on the program you’re running and can range from insignificant to warmup being up to 30% faster and memory dropping by about 30%."

More details on all of the changes with PyPy 5.0 can be found via the PyPy blog.
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