May 7, 2013

A PyPy 2.0 Alpha Release for ARM

The PyPy project has announced an alpha release of its Python interpreter for the ARM architecture. "This is the first release that supports a range of ARM devices - anything with ARMv6 (like the Raspberry Pi) or ARMv7 (like Beagleboard, Chromebook, Cubieboard, etc.) that supports VFPv3 should work." Benchmark results are included in the announcement; it seems that, in many cases, PyPy speeds things up on ARM even more than on the x86 architecture, even in its current, unpolished state.

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