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Rust Support In The Linux Kernel Undergoing Another Round Of Discussions

Last month the initial infrastructure for allowing the Rust programming language to be used within the Linux kernel landed in the Linux-Next tree for more widespread testing ahead of its possible inclusion in the mainline kernel. Now a "request for comments" has been started again on the kernel mailing list around the prospects of Rust code for the Linux kernel.

14 April 2021 - Rust For Linux - 56 Comments
PHP 8.1 Feature Work Includes Adding Enums, Fsync Function

While most haven't even moved to PHP 8.0 yet in their Linux distribution default packages let alone in production environments, PHP 8.1 is under development and like clockwork should be out around the end of November as usual for their yearly release dance. In two months already the PHP 8.1 alpha releases should start up.

4 April 2021 - PHP 8.1 - 10 Comments
PyTorch 1.8 Released With AMD ROCm Binaries

PyTorch 1.8 was released on Thursday as the newest version of this widely-used machine learning library. Exciting many will be easier AMD Radeon ROCm support with Python wheels now provided for that Radeon Open eCosystem support.

5 March 2021 - PyTorch 1.8 - 26 Comments
Rust Foundation Established To Steward The Rust Programming Language

Mozilla has been sponsoring the Rust programming language for more than a decade while in 2020 as part of Mozilla's big round of layoffs most of the Rust team was let go along with dropping the Servo web engine team. Following that plans were drafted to create the Rust Foundation as an independent entity.

8 February 2021 - Rust Foundation - 45 Comments
Pyston 2.1 Is Blowing Past Python 3.8/3.9 Performance

With this past week's release of Pyston 2.1 as an alternative Python interpreter I was curious to see how the performance compared to that of upstream Python... So here are some weekend benchmarks with a Ryzen 9 5900X system.

24 January 2021 - Pyston vs. Python - 28 Comments
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.

23 January 2021 - Pyston 2.1 - 1 Comment
Ruby 3.0 Released With ~3x The Performance

After a half-decade working toward it, Ruby 3.0 was released on Christmas Day with much greater performance and other features for this high-level general purpose programming language.

26 December 2020 - Ruby 3.0 - 43 Comments

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