PyPy2.7 v5.6 Brings C API Compatibility Layer Improvements, Other Benefits
Written by Michael Larabel in Programming on 12 November 2016 at 08:29 PM EST. Add A Comment
PROGRAMMING --
Today's PyPy2.7 v5.6 release as a Python interpreter alternative to CPython 2.7 while offering better performance has added some new functionality.

PyPy2.7 v5.6 makes use of the new upstream stdlib 2.7.12, improvements to the C API compatibility layer, better alternative architecture support (PPC and s390x), and a variety of other enhancements.

PyPy3.5 meanwhile continues advancing in-step for those interested in PyPy's alternative interpreter with Python 3.5 support.

More details on today's PyPy2.7 update via this blog post.
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