Pythonistas will be happy to hear that new versions of  PyPy, the runtime for the Python language that provides just-in-time compilation and a major speed boost, will now support versions 2.7 and 3.5 of Python, including the new language syntax features found in version 3.5.Even more valuable to many developers: New versions of PyPy will have better support for popular packages that use C extensions, such as Numpy, in the Python 2.7-compatible version of the runtime.[ Download the InfoWorld megaguide: The best Python frameworks and IDEs. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ]
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PyPy’s big draw is that merely by replacing the stock CPython interpreter with PyPy, it speeds up Python applications—sometimes by an order of magnitude or more.

But PyPy has also lagged behind the mainline version of Python in the language features it supports, meaning it could only be a drop-in replacement for apps that don’t use cutting-edge features.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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